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Houston, Texas
Burrin, Douglas - Doug
Research Physiologist (Animals)
1100 BATES ST.
Houston, TX 77030

The mission of the Children's Nutrition Research Center is to define the dietary needs that will assure health in pregnant and lactating women and in children from conception through adolescence. Objectives are to 1) determine the role of nutrition and specific nutrients in optimal prenatal development, including which nutrients consumed by a mother near the time of conception, and during pregnancy and lactation, positively affect infant health and the course of human development; 2) investigate nutrient-gene interactions to determine both how gene expression is regulated by dietary nutrients and how differences in genotype affect the absorption and utilization of common nutrients by individuals; 3) identify the specific nutritional factors necessary for optimal health, growth, and development of newborn term and pre-term infants and children of all ages; 4) identify regulatory controls of body weight and body composition during infancy and childhood, and metabolic and behavioral factors that regulate energy intake, energy expenditure, appetite, and satiety; 5) identify childhood dietary habits that contribute to long-term health and the prevention of diet-related chronic diseases in adulthood, including osteoporosis, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer; 6) investigate the biochemical regulation of phytonutrients in plant foods, the importance of specific phytonutrients in optimal childhood growth and development, and the bioavailability of minerals, such as iron, zinc and calcium, from plant sources; 7) investigate the developmental origins of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases of nutritional lineage; and 8) identify the nutritional regulation of cell and organ growth, differentiation, and development.

  Plains Area
    Houston, Texas
Location Support Staff
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Antar, Alli
(713) 798-0324

Nutrition Scientist
Bacha, Fida
(713) 798-7166

Nutrition Scientist
Bier, Dennis
(713) 798-7022

Center Director
Burrin, Douglas Doug
(713) 798-7049

Research Physiologist (Animals)
Chacko, Shaji
(713) 798-6725

Nutrition Scientist
Chen, Miao-Hsueh
(713) 798-0357

Nutrition Scientist
Cheng, Ning-Hui
(713) 798-9326

Nutrition Scientist
Dave, Jayna
(713) 798-7195

Nutrition Scientist
Davis, Teresa
(713) 798-7169

Nutrition Scientist
Fiorotto, Marta
(713) 798-7146

Nutrition Scientist
Fukuda, Makota
(713) 798-0385

Nutrition Scientist
Hadsell, Darryl
(713) 798-7043

Nutrition Scientist
Hirschi, Kendal
(713) 798-7011

Nutrition Scientist
Hughes, Sheryl
(713) 798-7017

Nutrition Scientist
Jahoor, Farook
(713) 798-7084

Nutrition Scientist
Manary, Mark
(314) 454-4345

Nutrition Scientist
Marini, Juan
(713) 798-0343

Nutrition Scientist
Moran, Nancy
(713) 798-0520

Nutrition Scientist
Nakata, Paul
(713) 798-7013

Research Molecular Biologist
Nicklas, Theresa
(713) 798-7087

Nutrition Scientist
O`Connor, Teresia
(713) 798-6782

Nutrition Scientist
Rainosek, Perry
(713) 798-7034

Administrative Officer
Rubio, Ana
(713) 798-7068

Office Automation Clerk
Sandifer, Sybil
(713) 798-7179

Administrative Support Assistant
Shen, Lanlan
(713) 798-0317

Nutrition Scientist
Shulman, Robert
(713) 798-7145

Nutrition Scientist
Sisley, Stephanie
(713) 798-0391

Nutrition Scientist
Soltero, Erica
(713) 798-7154

Nutrition Scientist
Thompson, Deborah Debbe
(713) 798-7076

Tong, Qiang
(713) 798-6716

Nutrition Scientist
Waterland, Robert
(713) 798-0304

Nutrition Scientist
Wood, Alexis Lekki
(713) 798-7005

Nutrition Scientist
Wu, Qi
(713) 798-0512

Nutrition Scientist
Xu, Yong
(713) 798-7199

Nutrition Scientist
Yalamanchili, Hari
(832) 824-8898

Yun, Jihye
(713) 798-3631

Zhu, Yi
(713) 798-7199

Nutrition Scientist