Dr. Robert Chapkin is a member of the Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases, and Deputy Director of the NIEHS Center for Translational Environmental Health Research at Texas A&M University. He received his BS in Nutrition and Biochemistry from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; an MS in Nutrition from the University of Guelph, 1983, and a PhD in Nutrition and Physiology Chemistry from the University of California-Davis in 1986. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine at the University of California-Davis in 1988, he joined the faculty at Texas A&M University. Dr. Chapkin is currently a Regents Professor and University Faculty Fellow and during the past 25 years has published over 210 peer-reviewed articles in nutrition, cancer biology and immunology.
Dr. Chapkin is an expert in dietary chemoprevention of colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. He has made highly significant contributions to cancer chemoprevention in four specific areas: (i) establishment of models for cancer prevention studies, (ii) elucidation of signal transduction processes in the colon, (iii) investigation of the role of inflammation as a critical factor in colon cancer development, and its modulation by diet (e.g., omega-3 fatty acids), and (iv) development of a novel non-invasive Systems Biology-based methodology to monitor diet/host gene/microbiome expression profiles and its application to translational research.
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Robert S. Chapkin, PhD
Texas A & M University
Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases
218 KLCT – 2253 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2253