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Juan Muniz

Juan Muniz

PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Nutrition Sciences Department

267.359.5820 P
267.359.5843 F
Jfm94@drexel.edu
Three Parkway, Room 390

Education

 

  • Ag. Eng. Panamerican Agricultural College, Honduras
  • BS Food Science/Nutrition, Oregon State University, Oregon
  • MS Microbiology/Chemistry. Oregon State University, Oregon
  • PhD Toxicology, Oregon State University-Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon

Courses Taught

 

  • NFS 480 Advanced Nutritional Chemistry I & II, Fall and Winter 2014
  • NFS 215 Nutritional Chemistry, Winter 2014
  • NFS 217 Nutritional Chemistry, Winter 2014

Specialization:

  1. Occupational exposure to chemicals
  2. Drug analysis
  3. Vitamins analysis
  4. Pesticide residues in foods and water
  5. Development of new food products with high nutritional values

Research Interests:

Dr. Muniz's major research focuses on determining the degree of occupational exposure to pesticides by agricultural workers. This is a translational study to examine the relationship between human exposure to pesticides and oxidative stress by measuring biomarkers of oxidative stress in biological fluids and DNA damage in human cells. The findings from the field studies are validated in vitro by examining cultures of human lymphocytes treated with specific pesticides. He is responsible for all analytical work of biological and environmental samples collected from research participants. By determining the levels of chemical metabolites in biological fluids, his team can estimate the levels of exposure.