Kevin L. Fritsche, PhD (Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; Program leader for the Food-for-the-21st Century Nutrition Program in the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211).
For the past two and a half decades, Dr. Fritsche has been leading a research program that has investigated the effects of nutrition on the immune system. With this work, his lab group has advanced our understanding of the impacts of dietary fatty acid intake on innate and adaptive immune cells. Dr. Fritsche has published >70 peer-reviewed publications, including several recent invited reviews on the topic of fatty acids, inflammation, and human health. His research program has been supported by the National Institutes for Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), not-for-profit foundations, and corporations. He has served in leadership roles within the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture competitive grants program and is currently a member of the editorial boards for the British Journal of Nutrition, the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, and Nutrition Research.