Nutritional and Metabolic Biology

The Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Metabolic Biology integrates a number of fields relating to human health and disease. Nutrition is relevant to many areas of basic research as well as clinical medicine and public health, all, major strengths of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The emphasis of this program is on educating students to become independent scientists through rigorous training in the fundamentals of nutritional and metabolic biology and thorough preparation for bench research leading to a dissertation. Instruction is organized around a core area of concentration through a combination of courses, seminars, tutorials, and laboratory research.




Directors of Graduate Studies

  • Debra Wolgemuth, PhD

    Professor of Genetics and Development (in the Center for Reproductive Science, in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in the Institute of Human Nutrition)

  • Lori Zeltser, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Anthony Ferrante Jr., MD

    Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor of Preventative Medicine (in Medicine)

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