Peggy Borum Professor

Mentor
Peggy Borum Professor
Project Title
Food as Medicine
College
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Time Commitment
16-20 hours/week ,20+ hours
Method
Research Credit Unpaid
Location of Research
On-Campus ,Remote (can be conducted by an online student)
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

Our research group attends the University of Florida Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic and the Adult Epilepsy Clinic for patients receiving Precision Ketogenic Therapy for seizures and provides both metabolic assessments of the patients and educational material for the families. We address the mechanism of action of the ketogenic therapy for seizures through clinical research and experimental animal research. Students can conduct transitional science research using a systems biology approach.

The interdisciplinary approach is reflected in the many different majors of undergraduate students working in the lab.  Health Education and Behavior Internships and Computer & Information Science and Engineering Senior Projects are ongoing in the lab most semesters. Students break out of discipline silos to collaborate on real world problems.

Additional Requirements
Commitment for at least a year is preferred.

Contact Information

Email Address
prb@ufl.edu
Phone Number
3525622861