Food Innovation Center

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Rumana Yasmeen, B.S.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Human Nutrition
College of Education and Human Ecology

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Associate Member
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: health-promoting properties of food, inflammatory, lipogenic properties, visceral obesity prevention, vitamin A metabolizing enzymes

Obesity is a growing concern worldwide. It also contributes to a number of life-threatening diseases. Little is known about the role of vitamin A in obesity.My goal is to find  the underlying mechanisms of how vitamin A metabolites, such as retinoic acid or retinaldehyde is involved in the pathogenesis of visceral obesity. Knowing the mechanism will aid in formulating novel therapies aimed at treating obesity.

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