Michael Pagliassotti Becomes Department Head of Food Science and Human Nutrition

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CMB faculty member Michael Pagliassotti as of July 1 He took over for Chris Melby as head of the department in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He has been a prominent researcher in the department since 2003. His research focuses on how impairments in liver function contribute and can result in type 2 Diabetes and obesity His findings on how specific nutrients infulence liver function and how obesity-related liver diseases develope and progress have important implications surrounding human diet an ddisease prevention. Pagliassotti will continue with his reaserch while serving as department head.