Put Yourself on the Map: Tim Carr and Janos Zempleni


By bridging disciplines across campus, Tim Carr and Janos Zempleni work on an emerging field called nutrigenomics.  In the future, nutrigenomics could potentially be able to match foods with an individual's unique genetic makeup to prevent disease.



NGN Headlines

$11.3 Million Awarded by NIH to Establish the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases. August 2014

Su Presents at 11th Chinese Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference in China. August 2014

Thank you for five years of service to Dr. Angie Pannier who is stepping down from the NGN Leadership Team... and welcome our latest Leadership Team member, Dr. Juan Cui. July 2014

NGN Fall 2014 Seminar Series Announced. June 2014

NGN Annual Spring Retreat RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9 - "Computational Science Meets Nutrigenomics." Register (or re-register) by June 1. April, 2014

Zempleni to Receive Outstanding Investigator Award for 2014 at EB.  April 2104

Dr. Rebecca Lai Earns Professorship.  March 2014

Scott Baier Selected as a Winner in the 2014 American Society for Nutrition’s Graduate Student Research Awards Competition in San Diego, CA.  April 2014

NGN Annual Spring Retreat date this year is April 14 and is entitled, "Computational Science Meets Nutrigenomics." Registration opens February 15. January 2014 - POSTPONED - RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

NGN Seminar Speakers for Spring 2014 Announced. December 2013

Dr. Janos Zempleni Presents Talk at International Symposium in Seoul, Korea. October 2013

Fulbright Scholar Joins NGN. September 2013

Q. Wang - IANR Global Engagement Program Summer Exchange Student Participant. August 2013

New Books on Vitamins Published by Taylor and Francis with Contributions from NGN Director. August 2013

Dr. Justin Mott Served as Co-moderator – AGA-DDW National Meeting. August 2013

Dr. Sathish Natarajan, Postdoctoral Fellow in the UNMC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Presented at the 2013 DDW Meeting in Orlando, FL. August 2013

NGN Seminar Speakers for Fall 2013 Announced. July 2013

Patricia Huebbe Visiting Researcher from Germany. July 2013

Dr. Soonkyu Chung to Join Nutrition and Health Sciences at UNL January 1, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Lipid Metabolism and Health. July 2013

Pannier Earns CAREER Award. June 2013

Cordonier, Natarajan, and Shi Receive Awards for Research Posters at the NGN 2013 Retreat. May 2013

Jing Xue Selected as a Finalist for the American Society for Nutrition’s Nutritional Sciences Council 2013 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition in Boston. February 2013

Speakers Named for the NGN Annual Retreat - May 13, 2013, Future Leaders in Nutrigenomics

Speakers for Spring NGN Seminar Series 2013 Announced. November 2012

Baier Receives the Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Fellowship Award. October 2012

NGN Seminar Speakers Named for Fall Semester. August 2012

Dr. Qiaozhu Su, Assistant Professor, Joins the Nutrition and Health Sciences Faculty and NGN in the Fall of 2012

German Exchange Student to be hosted by Drs. Zempleni and Schlegel. June 2012

Dr. Schlegel featured in NU Foundation's 'Pride of Place' May 2012

Eng, Norwood, and Xue receive Awards for Posters at the NGN 2012 Retreat

Liz Cordonier Named as a National Advisory Board Member by Nutrient-Gene Interactions Research Interest Section of ASN. May 2012

Zempleni Selected to Receive Outstanding Investigator Award 2012 by Nutrient-Gene Interactions Research Interest Section of ASN. April 2012

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...While it is important to follow one’s interests, it equally is important to keep an open mind when making educational decisions that impact future employment. Read more...
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Toshinobu Kuroishi, Postdoc 2008 to 2011
...I think that NGN is an excellent and interesting program to study human health from various viewpoints with nutrition as a common tool. Read more...
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Valerie Pestinger, MS - 2009
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Casey Wegner, MS - 2011
...My educational experience at UNL offered me the opportunity to forge invaluable interdisciplinary relationships that have truly set the tone for my future. Read more...
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Gabriela Camporeale, Nutrition, PhD - 2006
...My training landed me a position in one of Argentina’s premier research institutes. Read more...
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Erin Smith, Nutrition, MS - 2007
...I never considered working in the analytical testing field until I took the job, but it is much more than I could have ever expected. Read more...
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Sarah (Ehlers) Kiester, Nutrition, MS - 2008
...My degrees gave me a solid educational foundation in the chemistry of food components. Read more...
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Keyna Kobza, Nutrition, MS - 2007
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Rama Kothapalli, Nutrition, PhD - 2006
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Tammy Gries, Food Science and Technology, MS - 2008
...Shortly after receiving my degree, I applied for and was hired to a position with the United States Department of Agriculture. Read more...
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Jing Xue, Molecular Nutrition, PhD 2013
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