Our research is directed towards understanding the role of nutritional factors that regulate metabolic activity in obesity and obesity related disease. 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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Research Projects

Investigators:
Chad Paton, Yura Son, Ph.D. student in Foods and nutrition

Investigator:
Chad Paton, Kristina Rose Lewandowski, Master of Science student in Food science and technology

Investigator:
Chad Paton, Xiaoyu Zhang, Master of Science student in Food science and technology

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

Yura Son

Yura Son

Ph.D. Student

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Food Science and Technology building, UGA
Athens, Georgia 30602
7063080732

Kristina Lewandowski

Kristina Rose Lewandowski

Masters Research Assistant

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Kristina Lewandowski is a food science graduate student

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3750

Xiaoyu Zhang

Xiaoyu Zhang

MS student

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Xiaoyu Zhang is a food science graduate student

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