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Dr. Naveen Kaushal, Postdoctoral Fellow in CMIID, Identified as Future Leader in Nutrigenomics

Posted: May 17, 2013

During the “Future Leaders in Nutrigenomics” Conference on May 13, 2013, Dr. Kaushal was recognized for his outstanding achievements and promise in the field.
Dr. Kaushal has been studying the effects of selenium on various health issues.

Dr. Kaushal has been studying the effects of selenium on various health issues.

Dr. Naveen Kaushal, postdoctoral fellow in the Veterinary and Biomedical Science (VBS) department, has been chosen by The Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics (NGN) Awards Selection Committee as a Future Leader in Nutrigenomics. He was presented with the award at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on May 13th, 2013.

Dr. Kaushal was chosen because of his ongoing work in studying how nutrients interact with genomes. As a member of Dr. Sandeep Prabhu’s Laboratory in Immunology and Molecular Toxicology at Penn State, he has been instrumental in researching the effect of selenium-containing derivatives on inflammation. Most significant is the discovery of selenium supplementation eradicating leukemia in mice.

Prior to coming to Penn State in 2008, Dr. Kaushal earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Panjab University, India, where he researched the modulation of cell cycle regulators and heat shock proteins by selenium-induced oxidative stress during spermatogenesis in mice.