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Departmental Faculty
Jonathan C. Allen Jonathan C. Allen

Professor, Food Science

Coordinator, Nutrition Program
Director of Graduate Program, Food Science
129-G Schaub Hall


B.A. (1974) Williams College
Ph.D. (1980) University of Georgia

Research Interests

Current research areas relate to biochemical and physiological aspects of human nutrition and milk.

Specific interests include: Mammary gland biology and lactation; Milk composition, chemistry and functional properties; Mineral and vitamin nutrition and metabolism; Food allergy; Epithelial transport; Regulatory biology; Nutrition education; Diabetes and obesity; Glycemic index

Recent projects have developed methods to fortify low-fat foods with fat-soluble vitamins, measured interaction of water soluble forms of calcium and vitamin D on bone, investigated cultural and dietary factors related to type-2 diabetes and control of blood glucose, and developed internet resources for nutrition courses and diet analysis.

Nutrition Program

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951