Jacob Mey, PhD, RD

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Jacob Mey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dr. Mey is a Registered Dietitian and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine Lab at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses clinical-translational research approaches to understand the links between nutrition and human health. This approach utilizes lifestyle interventions (diet and exercise) to assess clinical outcomes in combination with cell culture mechanistic experiments. He was trained on an NIH NCCIH T32 grant (2018-2021) to investigate botanical approaches to combat metabolic syndrome and works with the Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center, a collaboration between Pennington Biomedical and Rutgers University. Here, he investigated the role of whole-grain dietary intake and whole-grain botanical components on whole-body and skeletal muscle protein turnover. His other research interests include 1) understanding the role of ketone body metabolism in metabolic disease and respiratory health and 2) identifying novel biomarkers of malnutrition; work that lead to Dr. Mey receiving the ASPEN Promising Investigator Award in 2021. Although he has a full-time commitment to research, Dr. Mey actively volunteers for dietetic professional practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is particularly passionate about elevating the dietetic profession and encouraging dietitians to engage in research.

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