PAMS Affiliated Faculty

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Annabel Biruete

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

Dr. Biruete’s Clinical and Translational Nutrition Research Lab studies how dietary and pharmacological interventions impact the gastrointestinal tract and its associated microbiome in chronic kidney disease with the goal of improving clinical and patient-centered outcomes. Current projects include the effect of dietary fiber based on their viscosity and fermentability profiles on mineral absorption and the gut microbiome in a rat model of progressive chronic kidney disease.


Bruce Hamaker

Professor, Department of Food Science

Dr. Hamaker is the Director of Purdue’s Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research. The Hamaker Lab investigates dietary fibers and their potential alignment with gut bacteria for targeted promotion with prebiotic effect. Their work encompasses carbohydrate structures and in vitro fermentation leading to animal and clinical studies.


Lori Hoagland

Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Dr. Hoagland’s interests and expertise lie in soil microbial ecology, soil nutrient and heavy metal cycling, biocontrol of plant and human pathogens, beneficial plant-microbial symbioses that influence crop resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and seedborne endophytes.


Betsy Parkinson

Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry

Dr. Parkinson’s areas of specialization are the discovery of new natural products from cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters, and the examination of the anticancer and antibiotic activities of these natural products with a focus on difficult-to-hit targets.


Lavanya Reddivari

Associate Professor, Department of Food Science

Dr. Reddivari studies application of anti-inflammatory plant bioactive compounds for improved gut health, especially as it relates to the gut microbiome. This includes interactions between plant bioactives and fiber/starch in the modulation of gut bacteria.