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Daren Knoell, Ph.D.

Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: zinc, micronutrient metabolism, immune function, zinc transporters, inflammation

I am interested in the impact of nutritional deficiencies on innate immune function and the host response to infection; understanding the role of zinc in the innate host response to systemic infection and how this impacts host morbidity and mortality; and mechanistic studies focused on the regulation of zinc homeostasis through zinc transporters.

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Ohio State Zinc Research Featured in The Vancouver Sun

FIC member Daren Knoell was mentioned in The Vancouver Sun for his research on zinc and the immune system. Read more

FIC Researchers Discover How Zinc Keeps Us Healthy

FIC members Daren Knoell and Mingjie Liu are the first to find zinc's balancing response in the immune system which helps keep it under control. Read more

Daren Knoell Leads the Way for Zinc Research

Daren Knoell, a full professor in the College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine, has been an independent thinker since forging a unique path after receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska. Instead of following classmates into industry or clinical practice, Knoell decided to pursue bench science by completing a year of clinical residency training followed by 3.5 years of postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Read more

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