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Jennifer Nasser

Jennifer Nasser

PhD, RD

Associate Professor, Director of the PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences


Nutrition Sciences Department

215.762.7363 P

jan57@drexel.edu

Educational Information

  • B.A. Chemistry, Elmira College, Elmira NY
  • M.S. Biochemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
  • Ph.D. Food Science and Nutrition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
  • Dietetic Internship: Marywood University, Scranton, PA

Courses Taught

  • NFS 315 Nutrition and Disease
  • NFS 530 Macronutrient Metabolism
  • NFS 849 Readings in Therapeutic Nutrition
  • NFS 480/680 Food, Obesity and the Brain

Research Focus

My clinical research focuses on dopamine-mediated mechanisms of food intake regulation in humans and its impact on metabolic homeostasis, especially as it applies to obesity, eating disorders and aging. Non-invasive methods of assessing brain dopamine in humans and nutritional and dietary interventions for neurophysiological disorders and drug-induced obesity are also under development.


Dr. Nasser's Labs: 
Dr. Nasser's Nutrition Research Lab  
New York Obesity Research Center

Research Interests:

Dr. Nasser's clinical research focuses on dopamine-mediated mechanisms of food intake regulation in humans and its impact on metabolic homeostasis, especially as it applies to obesity, eating disorders and aging. Non-invasive methods of assessing brain dopamine in humans and nutritional and dietary interventions for neurophysiological disorders and drug-induced obesity are also under development.