Congratulations to Sharon and Claire!

Our graduate and undergraduate students are rockin’ it!  Congratulations, ladies!

Sharon Thompson, a predoctoral fellow in the laboratory, was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the USDA AFRI NIFA Fellowship Program.  The two-year, $120,000 fellowship was awarded for a study entitled “Impact of avocado consumption on the gut-microbiota-liver axis among adults with overweight and obesity.” In addition, Sharon was a finalist and the grand prize winner in the American Society for Nutrition’s Clinical Emerging Leaders Competition.

Claire Cheng, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory, was selected as a 2019 Emerging Leader in Nutrition by the American Society for Nutrition. Claire was also recently recognized by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition for her outstanding undergraduate research contributions.  She was awarded BOTH the Nishida Research Award and the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.  Lastly, Claire was recently accepted into the M.S., R.D. program at Tufts.