Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.
I am a professor in isolation, employed by the department of nutritional sciences at Rutgers University. I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, then spent my teenage years in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. I received a B.S. in human nutrition and foods from Virginia Tech, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular & molecular physiology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA and then directed an independent research program at the Indiana University School of Medicine until my arrival to Rutgers in 2012. My research program explores cellular responses to nutrition and exercise, and my lab utilizes animal models to explore mechanisms of proteostasis with applications toward improving metabolism, reducing disease and increasing healthspan. My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture. In my free time I help manage the very busy lives of my three daughters who are all now schooling from home. I completed the Princeton HiTOPS Half-Marathon in the fall of 2019. I look forward to running among others again.
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I graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island. I started out my career as an animal care technician and then moved over to the research side. I work a little bit on all of the projects in the lab and I love the variety that affords me. My interests include anything involving mice and my ultimate dream is to someday send our mice into space.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Nutrition here at Rutgers University. After having such a positive experience with both the faculty and the learning environment, I decided to continue my education at Rutgers to pursue a Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology. Having been a competitive athlete, I have always had a deep interest in energy substrate utilization and body composition under different metabolic conditions. As a member of Anthony Lab, my work focuses on investigating the potential influence of amino acid status on circadian regulation within both the central and peripheral clocks. Outside the lab I enjoy spending my time outdoors, whether it be hiking or the beach. In addition, I am currently teaching myself how to play the guitar.
I graduated with degrees in Marine Biology and Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and I am currently an MS student in the Toxicology department. My main interest has been cancer chemotherapeutic research, and in the Anthony lab I get to couple that with nutritional science. My current work involves investigating the role of GCN2 in maintaining hepatic lipid and lipoprotein homeostasis during exposure to the chemotherapeutic Asparaginase.
I am an avid sci-fi fan and enjoy brewing my own beer.
Prior to coming to Rutgers to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Sciences I earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. I have always had an interest in the many ways our bodies interact with the external environment – may it be nutrition, exercise or other types of exposures. As a part of the Anthony Lab, I work on further detailing the impact of diets restricted in certain amino acids on metabolic health and the role of the integrated stress response in these processes.
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Brian Zalma, MS, CISSN
I completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami. During my time there, I developed a passion for nutritional science. I then went on to earn my MS in Human Nutrition from Columbia University. I am currently in my first year as a PhD student in the Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology program. I’m also a certified sports nutritionist. I enjoy travelling, spending time with friends, and am an avid fan of the New York Jets and the University of Miami Hurricanes sports teams.
I’m an undergraduate student at Rutgers University in my fourth year pursuing a BS in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. In the Anthony Lab, I’m working on my undergraduate George H Cook Honors Thesis which I intend on completing in the Spring of 2020. I plan to better understand the body’s responses on a molecular level to the anti-cancer drug asparaginase and its potential for toxicity. As a pre-medical student, my academic interests tend to focus on how we can apply basic science bench-work to bedside practice.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, listening to podcasts, and trying new foods.
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I am a 4th year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in dietetics. As a dietetics student, I have always been fascinated by how significantly the diet affects the body. In the Anthony Lab, I am currently working on my George H. Cook honors thesis which involves investigating the metabolic effects of an alternate-day sulfur amino acid restricted diet compared to that of a continuously restricted or complete diet. I expect to graduate in the spring of 2020. In my free time I enjoy practicing Taekwondo and spending time with my two siblings.
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- Pengxiang She, Ph.D. (2012-2013)
- Yongping Wang, Ph.D. (2014-2018)
- Piyawan Bunpo, Ph.D. (2006-2009): now Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medical Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. **2007 American Association of University Women International Fellowship and 2007 American Society for Nutrition Diet and Cancer Research Interest Section Poster Award**.Visit her now at: https://www.cmu.ac.th/en/faculty/associated_medical_sciences/teacher/db37835a-64f3-423d-b7a6-d0f0afa83838
- Gabriel Wilson, Ph.D. (2012-2013): now Vice President, R&D and Innovation at Maximum Human Performance (NJ, USA). Visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-wilson-phd-a3b60635
- Ashley Pettit, Ph.D. (2014-2017): now faculty at Seton Hall University (NJ, USA). Visit: https://chroniclevitae.com/people/829819-ashley-pettit/profile
- Inna Nikonorova, Ph.D. (2014-2019): now in the laboratory of Maureen Barr at Rutgers University (NJ, USA). **Winner of ASBMB Poster Award at Experimental Biology 2016; awarded the Carman Prize in Lipid Research in 2018**; Read a profile about her here: https://www.jbc.org/content/294/38/13864/suppl/DCAuthor_profile
- Lindsey Phillipson-Weiner, M.S. (2013-2015): now a Physician Assistant at Mayo Clinic (MN, USA). Visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-phillipson-weiner-1529b632/
- Rana Al-Baghdadi, Ph.D. (2013-2016): now faculty at Al-Qadisiyah University (Iraq). Visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rana_Al-Baghdadi
- Dylan Klein, Ph.D. (2014-2018): now Assistant Professor at Rowan University (NJ, USA). Visit: https://shp.rowan.edu/departments/hes/facultyStaff/hes_full_part/klein.html
- Nicholas Margolies, M.S. (2016-2018): Now a Research Assistant at Oregon Health & Science University
- Lydia Stephney, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2019
- Olivia Dineen, SAS honors research, 2018-2019
- Christina Signore, Rutgers Honors College, Aresty Scholars Program, 2016-2019
- Shereen Bartholomew, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2018
- Eugenia Saiegh, G.H. Cook Honors Program, 2017-2018
- Megan Hupp, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2017
- Cora Kerber, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2016
- Michael Goudie, Aresty Scholars Program, 2015-2016
- Ericka Steele, NIDDK STEP-UP Fellow, summer 2015
- Kidus Feleke, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2015
- Albert Bargoud, Aresty Scholars Program, Molecular Biosciences Honors Thesis (2013-2015), **Thesis received Highest Honors; Henry Rutgers Scholar Award 2015 **
- Toni Coleman, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2014
- Berish Wetstein, US Air Force, 2014-2016
- Matthew Solowsky, US Navy, 2014-2016
- Tamar Denby, G.H. Cook Scholars Program, 2014-2015
- William Jonsson, Rutgers-Karolinska Student Exchange program, Spring 2014, **Senior Thesis received highest honors at Karolinska Institute**
- Wesley Hodges, RiSE at Rutgers, summer 2013, **Winner of Poster Competition at ABRCMS National Meeting 2013**
- Brittany Lennox, Rutgers U Research Problems in Biochemistry, 2013
- Allison McDaniel, IUSM-Evansville, May 2011 to April 2012
- Phillip Behrens, IUSM-Evansville, May 2011 to April 2012
- Whitney Wood, IUSM-Evansville, Summer 2011
- Meral El Ramahi, IUSM-Evansville, Spring 2010
- Olusina Akunde, IUSM summer REU program, 2008
- Ross Deppe, IUSM summer REU program, 2008
- Aaron Stoltz, IUSM summer REU program, 2008
- Kendall Stocke, IUSM summer REU program, 2007
- Allison Dudley, IUSM summer REU program, 2007
- Lauren Ellspermann, IUSM-Evansville summer research 2007
- Betty Murray, IUSM summer REU program, 2006
- Todd Capes, IUSM-Evansville, Fall 2006
- Kyle Harry, IUSM summer REU program, 2005
- Lauren Fultz, IUSM summer REU program, 2005
- Amanda Stevens, IUSM-Evansville, 2005-2006
- Sheiphali Ghandi, IUSM-Evansville, fall 2004 to spring 2006
- Megan Wiley, IUSM-Evansville, spring 2004 to fall 2005
- Ria DeCamp, IUSM-Evansville, fall 2004
- L. Morgan Oberle, IUSM summer REU program, 2004
- Peter Knoll, IUSM-Evansville summer research, 2003 & 2004
- Janice Esker, IUSM-Evansville, spring 2003
- Rachel Byerley, IUSM-Evansville 2002-2005 and IUSM summer REU program, 2003. **Finalist in APS David L. Bruce Undergraduate Research Competition at Experimental Biology 2004**
- David Utley, IUSM summer REU program, 2002
- Carson Penkava, IUSM summer REU program, 2002
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Annie Ikemoto, NIDDK STEP-UP Fellow, summer 2017
- Shawn Ohazuruike, NIDDK STEP-UP Fellow, summer 2016
- Claire Kim, Siemens Science Competition, summer 2013, **Regional Finalist**
- Umay Mughal, NIDDK STEP-UP Fellow, Summer 2013
- Jason Heo, IUSM-Evansville, Summer 2009 and 2010
- Abhi Seetharamaiah, IUSM-Evansville, Summer 2009
- Emma Brizius, IUSM-Evansville, Summer 2006