I am currently a Doctoral Student in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia. I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biochemistry from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria, and the University of Ilorin, Nigeria respectively. After that I moved to England to study Public Health nutrition at the University of Chester, UK, where I qualified as a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition, UK. I am passionate about research on nutritional interventions for the improvement of cardiometabolic health. More so, how optimal lifestyle behaviors could be beneficial in improving health and well-being.
After graduating with my bachelors in Exercise Science from Truman State University, I worked as a personal trainer and a soccer performance coach in St. Louis before coming to Mizzou to further my education and pursue my Masters in Exercise Physiology. I have always been interested in health and learning firsthand what steps I can take to live a healthier life. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, video games, playing and watching sports, chess, riding my bike and anything that gets me outdoors in nature.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I received my PhD in Nutrition Science with a focus in ingestive behavior from Purdue University, an MS degree in Nutrition Science with a focus in community nutrition and dietetics from Syracuse University and a BTech degree in Bioinformatics from JUIT in India. My current research examines 1) the effects of dietary and exersice interventions on cardiometabolic outcomes, gut microbiome, and multi-omics profiles, and 2) pre- and post-ingestive controls of food intake. My research also integrates large datasets generated from dietary interventions into developing computational models that can predict metabolic responses to diets.
I am an undergraduate student studying Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Human Physiology and Translational Sciences. I am new to research, but looking forward to learning the work that goes into discovery. The personalized diet study is near to my heart because nutrition has been a passion of mine since I was young. A dream of mine is to work in healthcare in the future as a physician in areas that have little access.
I am an incoming PhD student in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia. In my master’s research I studied how reducing inflammation and oxidative stress by nutrition interventions can prevent cardiometabolic diseases in hypothyroid patients. During this time, I also got interested in the disruption of gut microflora in autoimmune diseases and how dietary interventions can impact the gut microbiome and improve chronic diseases. Personally, I believe everybody should find their favorite sport to live an active lifestyle. For me it is ballet, and I am going to make a difference in dancers’ nutrition.