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Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

Dr Piyathilake

Dr Piyathilake

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Chandrika Piyathilake BDS, MPH, PhD

Dr. Piyathilake is a tenured Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Genomics, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Scientist of the UAB's NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) and the Minority Health Research Center (MHRC).

She trained as a dental surgeon initially in Sri-Lanka and then completed her Master's degree in international health and PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the USA. Her post doctoral training was focused on diet and cancer prevention with a special interest in nutrient-related intermediate endpoint biomarkers of cancer. Her research goals are to systematically develop promising dietary interventions for cancer prevention while understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of action.

Dr Johanning

Dr Johanning

Associate Editor: Dr Gary L. Johanning, MS, PhD

Dr. Johanning received training in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pew Center for Molecular Nutrition and the Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. At Case Western, he cloned and sequenced the promoter-regulatory region of the dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase (E3) subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, and studied regulation of expression of the E3 gene. After moving to an Associate Professor position at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Johanning began to focus his research on folic acid and cancer, with a particular emphasis on folic acid and resistance to cancer chemotherapy. Dr. Johanning then accepted a position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he continued his nutrition research.  He has received research grant funding from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the National Institutes of Health for his studies of folic acid and chemotherapy resistance. He also has a research interest in early nutrition and mammary tumorigenesis, and the role of nutrition in viral integration and persistence.  Dr. Johanning is currently the Program Director - Viral Oncology & Immunology in the Center for Cancer & Metabolism at SRI International.

Honorary Editorial Board

Rajesh Agarwal, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA

Barbara Ainsworth, Professor, Department of Exercise and Wellness, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, USA

David B. Allison, Professor and Head, Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

G. A. Shakeel Ansari, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Paul J. Arciero, Professor, Health and Exercise Sciences Department and Director, Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory Skidmore College, NY, USA

Professor Julien S Baker, Chair and Head of Exercise and Health Sciences, School of Science, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, Hamilton, Scotland

Linda M. Bartoshuk, Bushnell Presidential Endowed Professor, Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Marianna Baum, Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition, Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Marci K. Campbell, Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Yong Q. Chen, Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Basic Science Director of Prostate Center of Excellence, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Alan M. Diamond, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Arny A. Ferrando, Professor, Geriatrics, Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, DWR Institute on Aging, Little Rock, AR, USA

Susan M. Fischer, Ashbel Smith Professorship, Associate Editor, Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson, Department of Carcinogenesis, Smithville, TX, USA

J. Chris Gallagher, Professor of Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Bone Metabolism Unit, Omaha, NE, USA

Ralph Green, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA

Iman Hakim, Dean and Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Raymond C. Harris, Ann and Roscoe Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA

Martin Hewison, Professor in Residence II, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Alice T. Hill, Professor, The John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship, Director of Nursing Doctoral Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA

John O. Holloszy, Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Director, Section of Applied Physiology, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, St Louis, MO, USA

Sushil K. Jain, Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University, Medical Center, Shreveport, USA

Edmond K Kabagambe, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Talwinder Kahlon, Processed Foods Research Unit, Western Regional Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Albany, CA, USA

Satish C. Kalhan, Professor, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU, Cleveland, OH, USA

Y. James Kang, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA

Thomas M. Lasater, Director, Institute for Community Health Promotion Professor of Community Health (RSCH), Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Young C. Lin, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology, Laboratory of Reproductive and Molecular Endocrinology, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

R. Davis Manning, Jr, Professor, Department Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

Gerard E Mullin, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Sampath Parthasarathy, Klassen Chair and Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Giulio M. Pasinetti, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

Lawrence H. Price, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Clinical Director and Director of Research, Butler Hospital, Providence, RI, USA

Joseph R. Prohaska, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Duluth, MN, USA

Mark H. Rapaport, Chairman and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Elizabeth Reifsnider, Constance Brewer Koomey Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

Julie A. Ross, Professor and Director, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Cancer Research Fund Chair in Molecular Epidemiology, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mary J. Rotheram-Borus, Bat-Yaacov Professor in Child Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director, Global Center for Children and Families, University of CA, Los Angeles, USA

Stephen H. Safe, Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Director, Center for Environmental and Genetic Medicine, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University and Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA

Thomas B. Shea, Director and Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry, Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA

James M Shikany, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Martha (Marty) Slattery, Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition, The University of Utah College of Health, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Linda Snetselaar, Professor and Endowed Chair Preventive Nutrition Education, Director Nutrition Center, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Daret K. St. Clair, Professor, James Graham Brown Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Graduate Center for Toxicology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Victor J. Stevens, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA

Barbara Swanson, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA

W. Allan Walker, Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Chairman, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Ca, USA

Joseph M. Wu, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA