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Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

Dr Piyathilake

Nutrition Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

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

SRI International, United States

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.

Editorial Board

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

Professor Julien S Baker Ph.D, D.Sc, FPhysiol, FRSoBiol, FHBiolAssoc, FITEI, FInClinR, C.Biol, C.Sci., Faculty of Social Sciences, Director, Centre for Health and Exercise Science Research, Head, Department of Sport, and Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

Marianna K. Baum, Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, R. Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Arny A. Ferrando, Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, Little Rock, AR, USA

Ralph Green, Distinguished 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

Sushil K. Jain, Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Malcolm Feist Chair in Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, USA

Talwinder Kahlon, Healthy Processed Foods Research, 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

Adam Killpartrick, DC, CNS, Chief Science Officer, FoodScience Corporation, Williston, VT.

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

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Saunders Family Chair and Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Geriatrics, and Adult Development; Chief of the Brain Institute Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurodiagnostics and Neurotherapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; Director of Basic and Biomedical Research and Training Program, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers, J.J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, USA

Stephen H. Safe, Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University and Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA

Thomas B Shea, Professor and Director, Laboratory for Neuroscience, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA

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

Daret K. St. Clair, Professor, James Graham Brown Foundation Endowed Chair, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Associate Director for Basic Research, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Nadeeja N. Wijayatunga, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA. She is a medical doctor in Sri Lanka. Dr. Wijayatunga completed her MPhil in Clinical Biochemistry in Sri Lanka, PhD in Nutritional Sciences and postdoctoral training at Texas Tech University, USA.