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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Shabnam Pooya, Ph.D


Assistant Professor

Office: Family Food Sciences 304
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Education: Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DP), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Ph.D., Life Sciences and Health, Lorraine University, Nancy/France; M.S., Nutrition, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran/Iran; B.S., Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz/Iran.

Courses: Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Across the Life Cycle, Advanced Nutrition, Nutrition, and the Athlete, Graduate Seminar, Adv Nutr-Micro & Flu Metabolism. 

Current Research Areas: Acute malnutrition, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) 

Affiliations: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- Central Valley district.

Statement: Dr. Shabnam Pooya joined the Fresno State faculty in the fall of 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. degree focusing on the effects of methyl donor deficiency (vitamin B12 and Folate) during pregnancy and lactation on myocardial and hepatic tissue metabolism in rats. As a post-doctoral research fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), she studied vasculogenesis and brain development biology, neuro-stem cell signaling and metabolism in the department of Developmental Vascular Biology Program. She also conducted post-doctoral fellow research at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Division of Oncology in brain developmental biology, neuro-stem cell and glial cells signaling and metabolism.