Jennifer Nasser

Jennifer Nasser


Associate Professor

Nutrition Sciences Department

215-762-7363 P

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