Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA, USA
Dr. Zhenhua Liu is a Research Scientist at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and also an Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. He received his postdoctoral training from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (2004-2007) and Tufts-New England Medical Center (2004), Tufts University. He completed his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and an additional MS in Statistics from Auburn University, AL in 2003. Before that he had a MS degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (1996) and a BS degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from Hunan Agricultural University (1993). He is a reviewer of external grants and >10 reputed journals.
Nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases, especially the prevention of gastrointestinal cancer. How dietary factors and metabolically related gene variants modify tumorigenic signaling pathways, with particular focus on environmental epigenetics and obesity-associated inflammation as they may mediate Wnt pathway, a most critical tumorigenic pathway for colorectal cancer. Integrate the lifestyle factors and biological data to systematically optimize dietary strategies for the prevention of cancer.