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Center Director

James Roemmich, PhD


Research Teams

Healthy Body Weight Research Unit

Kate (Claycombe) Larson, PhD - Research Leader

  • Dietary and Physical Activity Guidance for Weight Loss and Maintenance
    • Shanon Casperson, PhD - Research Biologist
    • James Roemmich, PhD - Supervisory Research Physiologist


  • Epigenetic Regulation of Obesity
    • Kate (Claycombe) Larson, PhD - Research Nutritionist and Lead Scientist
    • Vacant - Research Molecular Biologist

Dietary Prevention of Obesity-Related Disease Research Unit

Matthew Picklo, PhD - Research Leader

  • Food Factors, Meal Patterns, and Lipoproteins
    • Matthew Picklo, PhD - Research Physiologist


  • Modification of Diurnal Patterns to Promote Health in Models for Human Metabolic Dysfunction
    • Jay Cao, PhD - Research Nutritionist and Lead Scientist
    • Lin Yan, PhD - Research Nutritionist
    • Huawei Zeng, PhD - Research Molecular Biologist