Delisha Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Dr. Delisha Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Stewart has experience using genomics, metabolomics and high-throughput molecular bioassays to investigate mechanisms involved in cancer and inflammation. Dr. Stewart’s primary research includes a portfolio of studies aimed at understanding the impact of nutrition (i.e., macronutrient content) on weight gain, and breast cancer endpoints, like treatment response. She uses both in vitro and in vivo model systems of genetic diversity to gain insights into health disparities associated with cancer endpoints. Since 2012, she has also worked with the Sumner Lab to provide oversight for cancer and immunology studies conducted by NIH-funded metabolomics cores. Dr. Stewart earned a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Delaware, UNC-Chapel Hill and at RTI International.
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