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Position Title
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, UC Davis Health System - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Bio

Research Interests:

  • Study the role of gut microbiota in contributing to and preventing obesity and metabolism-associated health issues including fatty liver, systemic inflammation, skin disease, mental and neurological issues, and cancer aiming to uncover means for treatment.
  • Study the beneficial effects of vitamins and natural products such as chemicals derived from tea, β-carotene, milk, or fermentation-generated metabolites.
  • Study the effect of gut microbiota in regulating bile acid synthesis that in turn affects metabolism, insulin sensitivity, immunity, inflammation, and cancer formation or prevention.