Administration and Faculty

Faculty working with the Center for Human Nutrition can all be classified as clinical investigators, but make use of approaches extending from intensive interaction with patients to high-technology molecular biology. This amalgam of talent and collaboration creates a clinical-research team that is rare in academic medical centers, and makes possible fundamental new insights into the causation of nutritionally-related chronic diseases – as well as teaching our students how to do the same.

Jay Horton, M.D.
Director, Center for Human Nutrition

Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.
Burgess Lab 
Phone: 214-645-2728

Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
Hobbs-Cohen Lab
Phone: 214-648-4774

Stanislaw Deja, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-648-3549

Goncalo Dias do Vale, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-648-4817

Luke Engelking, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 214-648-2046

Xiaorong Fu, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-645-6260

Abhimanyu Garg, M.D.*
Garg Lab
Phone: 214-648-2895

Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D.
Grundy Lab 
Phone: 214-648-2890

Rodney, Infante, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 214-648-6616

Chai-Wan Kim, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-648-5503

Guosheng Liang, Ph.D.*
Phone: 214-648-2720

Jeffrey McDonald, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-645-8663

Matthew Mitsche, Ph.D.
Phone: 214-648-6631

Nivedita Patni, M.D.*
Phone: 214-645-3157

Shunxing Rong, Ph.D. 
Phone: 214-648-3614

Gloria Lena Vega, Ph.D.*
Vega Lab
Phone: 214-648-2890

  • (*) Secondary Appointment in Center for Human Nutrition