Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Ph.D.
College of Education and Human Ecology
I study how nutrients regulate genes and can prevent metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type-2 diabetes. We create novel anti-obesity therapies based on cell engineering and nanotechnology that could have an impact on a global obesity epidemic. My contribution to the Center is in developing cross-disciplinary collaborations: 1) to venture therapeutic companies applying nutrients for treatment of metabolic diseases, and 2) for collaborative proposals combating global obesity with research teams studying molecular, physiological, genetic, racial, behavioral, and social aspects of this disease.
Allure Magazine's article "Fat-Burning Shot" features Ouliana Ziouzenkova's research on an implant which reduces fat. Experiments on lab mice have proven her implants to be successful in reducing fat and hopes for human research are a few years away. Read more
Congratulations to FIC member Ouliana Ziouzenkova on becoming a semi-finalist as the 2012 Tech Columbus Innovation's Outstanding Woman in Technology. Read more
FIC member Ouliana Ziouzenkova was featured on CNN for her research on reducing belly fat in mice. Read more
Research conducted by FIC member Ziouzenkova suggests estrogen (especially estrogen-loss during post-menopause) suppresses the key enzyme to burn fat in the abdomen which increases belly fat despite consuming the same amount of high-fat foods as men. Read more