1993 Post-Doctoral, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. Major: Physiology.
1991 Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Major: Nutrition Biochemistry.
Arjmandi, Bahram H. (1991). : Effect of soluble fiber on in vivo hepatic and intestinal sterol synthesis. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
1980 M.S., Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. Major: Industrial Microbiology.
Arjmandi, Bahram H. (1980). Incidence of bacteriophages in frozen foods. Unpublished master's thesis, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.
1976 B.S., Institute of Nutritional Sciences & Food Chemistry, Tehran, Iran. Major: Nutritional Sciences & Food Chemistry.
Arjmandi, Bahram H. (1976). Compositional analysis of commercially prepared foods. Unpublished bachelor's thesis, Institute of Nutritional Sciences & Food Chemistry, Tehran, Iran.
Nondegree Education and Training
1993–present Post-Doctoral study in Physiology.
1989–present Registered Dietitian.
2015–present Chair for Aging and Chronic RIS, American Society for Nutrition.
2009–present Director for the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging, Florida State University.
2006–present Margaret A. Sitton Professor, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University.
2006–2014 Chair Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University.
2003–2006 Regents Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Gerontology Institute, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
1993–2005 Affiliate Faculty Member, Functional Foods for Health Program, University of Illinois at Chicago and at Urbana-Champaign.
2001–2003 Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Gerontology Institute, Oklahoma State University.
1998–2001 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Illinois at Chicago.
1998–2001 Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Gerontology Institute, Oklahoma State University.
1993–1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Illinois at Chicago.
1993–1997 Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1991–1993 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute on Aging: Nutritional Gerontology Program, Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX.
1998–1990 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
1982–1987 Quality Assurance Coordinator/Assistant Director, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
1981–1982 Supervisor of Dietetic Technicians, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
English - fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.
Farsi - native in speaking, reading, and writing.
Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Abbott Nutrition Award in Women's Health, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2013).
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Nominee, The Graduate School, Florida State University (2013).
Distinguished Research Award Nominee, The Graduate School, Florida State University (2012).
The Dr. Edward J. Masoro Outstanding Alumnus Award, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2012).
Margaret A. Sitton Professorship Named Professorship Award, College of Human Sciences; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2007).
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2005).
Regents Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2005).
Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Human Ecology; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (2004).
Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award Nominee, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2004).
Marguerite Scruggs Award for Meritorious Research, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2003).
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, , College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2003).
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award Nominee, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2003).
Regents Distinguished Research Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (2003).
United Soybean Board (USB) Incentive Award, United Soybean Board (USB) (2000). ($10,000).
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (1999).
Summer Institute, National Institute on Aging (NIA) Trainee, Summer Institute, National Institute on Aging (NIA) (1991).
Martha Pittman Scholarship, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1988).
Dr. Behzad Sani is a faculty member in the Agro-Technology Department at Islamic Azad University,ShahreQods Branch, Tehran, Iran .He received B.S and M.Sc degree in Agronomy, from Islamic Azad University of Karaj Branch and Ph.D degree in Agroecology from Islamic Azad University ,Tehran Science and Research Branch. Dr. Sani is a member of international conferences committeesandserving as editorial board member and reviewer of a number of reputed conferences and journals in the field of sustainable agriculture and food security.he has published numerous articles at international conferences.
Osama O Ibrahim is a highly experienced, principal Research Scientist with particular expertise in the field of microbiology, molecular biology, food safety and bioprocessing for both pharmaceutical and food ingredients. He is knowledgeable in microbial screening/culture improvement, molecular biology and fermentation
research for antibiotics, enzymes, therapeutic proteins, organic acids and food flavors, biochemistry for metabolic pathways and enzymes kinetics, enzymes
immobilization, bio-conversion and analytical biochemistry. He was external research liaison for Kraft Foods with universities for research projects related to
molecular biology and microbial screening and holds three bioprocessing patents. In January 2005, he accepted an early retirement offer from Kraft Foods and
in the same year he formed his own biotechnology company providing technical and marketing consultation for new start up biotechnology and food companies.
Dr. Hackney’s research focus is on endocrine and metabolic responses to physical stress (e.g., exercise). He directed research for the Department of Defense into the human endocrine and metabolic adaptations associated with chronic cold exposure in humans. He conducts research on how reproductive steroid hormones are modulated by the stress of physical exercise. He is the author of more than 100 publications in the exercise physiology and endocrinology area. Dr. Hackney teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in basic human physiology and exercise physiology. He lectures in the medical school on biochemistry and endocrinology. Dr. Hackney is a member of Sigma Xi, American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast American College of Sports Medicine and Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology. Currently, he is an external reviewer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition division, the National Academy of Sciences-Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Army, Department of Defense. Dr. Hackney is a two time recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards, one in Medical Sciences (in Lithuania) and one in Public Health (in Poland). He currently serves as the Assistant Chairman of the Department of Exercise & Sport Science.
Dr. Jasminka Z. Ilich is registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). She completed her PhD at the Ohio State University and the University of Zagreb, in Medicinal Sciences and her MS at University of Utah in Foods and Nutrition. She has recently identified a new syndrome: a triad of bone loss, muscle loss and adipose tissue expansion in older individuals and termed it “osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome”. This syndrome is now recognized as one of the major impairments of older population. Dr. Ilich has over 300 published papers/book chapters/abstracts and is on editorial board/or reviewer in reputable journals.
Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Republic of Korea
Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Republic of Korea
I am Prof. Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D, is presently working as a Research advisor of Kolmar Korea Company and Distinguished Professor in Korea Maritime and Ocean University. I am trying to explore the utilization of marine based materials for food application from the last four decades.I worked as distinguished Professor at Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Technology and Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea.
I have received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Pukyong National University and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Later, I became a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and University of British Colombia in Canada.
I have served as president of the ‘Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan’ in 1986-1990, and the ‘Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology’ in 2006-2007. To the credit for his research, I won the best paper award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society In 2002. I was also the chairman for ‘7th Asia-pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium’, which was held in South Korea in 2006. I was the chief-editor in the ‘Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science’ during 2008-2009. In addition, I am the board member of International Society of Marine Biotechnology Associations (IMBA) and International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food (ISNFF). To this date, he has authored around 850 research papers, 70 books, and 120 patents.
Dr. Poirier has more than 15 years of international teaching experience working in culturally diverse environments. Her strengths include creating innovative educational programs with a focus on culture, identifying appropriate outreach efforts to solve community problems, and empowering students for successful careers. She has been recognized for her ability to create and teach online courses, work as an advisor for a student organization, and creating positive educational strategies for optimal learning. Dr. Poirier has been employed at MTSU since 2005.
Dr.Chee Kong YAP is an academician for more than 15 years in UPM and 20 years as a researcher, He has supervised more than 73 undergraduates and 30 postgraduate students (as a Chairman and Member of Supervisory Committee) in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental biology, environmental sciences, water quality and ecotoxicological genetics. His research area is mainly focused on bio monitoring and monitoring of inorganic pollutants (heavy metals) in the aquatic environment using mollusks and sediments. He has published more than 257 papers in refereed academic journals, 2 books, 10 book chapters. Until April 2018, 191 of them have now been indexed in Elsevier’sScopus with an H-index of 22(>1931 citations).He has also been invited in honorary as Editorial Board members for more than 20 international academic journals (Scopus) since 2010. In recognition of his scientific achievement and research outputs, his biography has been selected for inclusion in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World. He has been an Invited Professor at Nihon University (Japan) and Hokkaido University (Japan), and an Invited Researcher at National Institute of Environmental Science (Tsukuba, Japan) and Kobe University (Japan).
Dr. Shasha Zheng is a tenure-track Associate Professor at California Baptist University. Dr. Zheng received her MA in Medical Nutritional Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine and her PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Zheng’s postdoc research focused on intestinal immunology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Zheng’s current research projects include the impact of Native American plants as therapeutic supplements in the prevention and treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and chronic inflammatory diseases; Discovery of the novel SUMOylation inhibitor as anti-influenza virus agents; Effects of maternal supplements on fetal developmental programing and offspring health outcome; Immunological consequences of transcription factor interactions on cytokine response, combined genetic and epigenetic mechanisms on the risk for developing human immune system disease. Dr. Zheng had been the PI on several projects of collaborative research including a collaboration project with bioengineering at University of California Riverside on natural antioxidants-regulated inflammatory cell signaling; a research collaboration with University of Southern California School of Pharmacy focused on the extraction of bioactive components from Native American plants; a collaborative research with Harvard Medical School on nutrition supplement invention for treatment of rheumatism, gout, intestinal diseases.
Lynnette Ferguson obtained her D.Phil.(Oxon) (the equivalent of a PhD) from Oxford University, working on the subject of DNA damage, DNA repair and mutagenesis in yeast. After her return to New Zealand, she began working as part of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, using mutagenicity testing as a predictor of carcinogenesis, with particular focus on the New Zealand situation. In 2000, she took on a 50% role as Head of a new Discipline of Nutrition at the University of Auckland. In more recent years, she has considered the interplay between genes and diet in the development of chronic disease, with particular focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a cancer-prone condition, and also in prostate cancer. As programme leader for the multidisciplinary-multiorganisation Nutrigenomics New Zealand, she worked with a range of others to bring nutrigenomics tools and potential to the New Zealand science scene. She has supervised more than 40 students to the successful completion of B.tech, MSc or PhD. Her laboratory regularly supervises 2-3 summer students each year. She is the author or co-author of more than 350 peer reviewed publications as chapters in books or articles in international journals. She serves on the Editorial Boards of several major journals.
Cristina Pereira-Wilson has completed her PhD from the University of Tondheim, Norway and is currently a Professor at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Her scientific interests are in the areas of Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Pharmacology. She has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals.
Dr. Meijun Zhu is an Associate Professor in the School of Food Science at Washington State University/University of Idaho. She obtained her Sc.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at China Agricultural University, and got her Ph.D. in Food Microbiology at Iowa State University. She received her postdoctoral training at University of Wyoming, studying the impact of maternal nutrition on fetal development.
Her research centers on foodborne pathogen gut colonization, mucosal inflammation and intestinal epithelial health, particularly interested in biological effects of dietary factors on gut epithelial health, microbiota, and the incidence of gut epithelial associated diseases. Her research program is currently supported by NIH, USDA and commodity funds. She has served on the USDA grant panel and is an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of grant funding agencies and journals.
Dr Li came from China and has been living in the UK for 18 years. Immediately prior to her move to the UK, she won the title of ‘The Most Outstanding Youth’ of the Capital City of Guangxi Province, P.R. China (shortlisted by the Guangxi Government and voted to win by 38,000 youths in the city).
Dr Li joined the Institute in 2009 through a competitively funded PhD Scholarship to conduct her doctoral research which used a mixed methods approach to develop a theoretically based intervention programme to prevent childhood obesity in China. Upon the completion of her PhD, she initiated and led the process of gaining over half million pounds research donation from China to fund the CHInese pRimary school children PhYsical activity and DietaRy behAviour chanGes InterventiON project (the CHIRPY DRAGON study), in order to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the intervention programme developed during her PhD. This is believed to be the first research donation that any British university has ever received from mainland China.
Dr Li has led the CHIRPY DRAGON project from protocol development, trial management to results publications. The randomised controlled trial involved 40 primary schools in China, with support from Chinese local authorities. The study provides the first example of rigorous development and evaluation of evidence-based childhood obesity prevention intervention in developing countries. Her paper (reporting key findings from the intervention development process) won the ‘Annual Best Paper Award’ from the Journal of International Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2015) and the Editor in Chief of The Lancet presented her with the ‘Best Young Investigator Award’ in 2016.
Prof. Mariam has had a much-decorated three-decade career in public service where she served for 17 years in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia. She was directly involved in the international food standard development, Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), while she was the Codex Regional Representative for Asia from 1996 till 1998. This led to the development of the Draft General Guidelines for Use of the Term “Halal” before it was adopted in 1997 at the CAC. She went to an illustrious career at the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). At JAKIM, she established the technical audit and the Malaysian halal certification system. She also published the Handbook of Halal Ingredients, translated the first JAKIM Halal Manual Procedure and drafted the National Halal Laboratory concept paper. Prof. Mariam's stint with HDC proved to be as noteworthy as she led the development of Halal Training Programmes, Halal Standard Unit, Halal Certification Unit, Halal Reference Unit and Halal Consultancy. She also initiated and organised the first World Halal Research Summit in 2007.
Dr. Mohamed El-Esawi is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Botany Department of Tanta University in Egypt. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Tanta University in Egypt, and his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Ireland. Afterwards, Dr. El-Esawi joined the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Sorbonne (Pierre and Marie Curie-UPMC) in France as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Following those positions, Dr. El-Esawi joined the Division of Crop Biotechnics of KU Leuven in Belgium as a Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Dr. El-Esawi is very interested in Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. He has given numerous talks and participated at more than 55 conferences, meetings, and workshops in highly regarded institutions nationally and internationally. He has received several awards and grants from international organizations including DAFF, IRO, COST.
Anthony Cemaluk C. Egbuonu, an Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Nigeria, has sixty two scientific papers published. He is an internationally recognized expert in Biochemistry and Toxicology. He is regularly sought after and requested reviewer of many international journals. His current research interests include biochemical assessment of conventional and unconventional foods and food wastes and the influence of such, L-arginine and L-glutamate on common food contaminants and drugs-intoxicated animal models. Dr. Egbuonu is a member of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) and has attended and presented papers in national conferences. His current h-index and i10-index in Google Scholar are 14 and 17, respectively. Based on review and editing activities, Dr. Egbuonu ranks forty-eighth (48th) among researchers in all fields and fifth (5th) among researchers in Biological Sciences out of over one hundred thousand (100,000) global researchers on Publons verified reviewers. Thus, under institutional ranking by Publons, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike ranked first based on total review and merits due essentially to Dr Egbuonu’s reviews and total merits of 1316.
Baher Effat is a Research Professor of Food and Dairy Microbiology, National Research Centre, Egypt. Over 36 years of experience in Food and Dairy Bacteriology, he shared and supervised over than 6 Master and Ph.D Thesis in Food and Dairy sciences and more than 62 scientific publications in food and dairy microbiology, functional dairy products , probiotics and propionic acid bacteria and pathogenic bacteria and in Food and Dairy Products.
He has shared in national and international programs and projects. He joined many international conferences and workshop, in addition to scientific activities. In addition he awarded for CAS-TWAS Visiting Scholar Fellowship From 03 Aug., 2006 to 31 October 2006.Training of young researchers and lecturers on many science-related subjects; including courses for: Microbiological Analysis of Food, Control of Bacteria, Contamination during Food Process and Isolation and Identification of Microorganisms. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals. He also served as a member of the Organizing Committee in International Congresses.