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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UMass Assistant Professor Leads Team Receiving $499,000 USDA

Dr. Zhenhua Liu, assistant professor of nutrition in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, working with faculty collaborators Drs. Richard Wood and Young-Cheul Kim of the department of nutrition, and Dr. Hang Xiao of the department of food science, along with Tufts University’s Dr. Joel Mason, recently received a four-year, $499,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant is for a project titled “Dietary and genetic inhibition of TNF- a suppresses obesity-associated intestinal tumorigenesis via diminishing Wnt-signaling.”