Our research is focused on the role of nutritional factors that regulate metabolic activity. We employ mouse models of diet-induced obesity, exercise, and gene knockout/overexpression to study nutrient mediated control of fatty acid oxidation, glucose uptake, and insulin signaling. We also use molecular and cellular biology methods to study nutrient mediated effects on transcriptional regulation of metabolism.

Recent News and Awards

How walnuts can help protect against effects of splurge meal, 2016, Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper

Selected as a participant in the 2016 Institute of Food Technologists Emerging Leaders Network program, Chicago, IL, 2016, Chad Paton

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Meet the Staff

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Chad Paton

Chad Michael Paton

Assistant Professor

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Paton studies the transcriptional regulation of metabolism.

205 Food Science Bldg
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3750

Caroline Marsh

Caroline Marsh

M.S. Student

Food Science and Technology

College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Jaclyn Martin

Jaclyn Martin

M.S. Student

Food Science and Technology

College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Raza Momin

Raza Momin

B.S. Student

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Madeleine Snidow

Madeleine Snidow

B.S. Student

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences