Human Energy Metabolism

Team Mentor:
Dr. Elliot Jesch
, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences

Examining the utilization of energy and its impact on a person’s health. Students will explore a wide range of factors contributing to energy metabolism, such as body composition measurement via DXA scan, monitoring nutrient metabolism and resting energy expenditure via metabolic cart, and physical activity and sleep monitoring with a wearable activity monitor. Students are expected to complete a minimum of one year (two semesters) associated with this CI project, with the option of completing a second year (two semesters) associated with this CI project. Initial semesters will be devoted to the collection of data, with additional semester work devoted to composition of a manuscript describing the work performed. Thus it is encouraged for students who join this CI team to remain on the team until the successful completion of a manuscript.