Shabnam Pooya, Ph.D


Assistant Professor

Office: Family Food Sciences 304
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Education: Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DP), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Ph.D, Life Sciences and Health, Lorraine University, Nancy/France; M.S., Nutrition, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Sciences, Tehran/Iran; B.S., Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tabriz/Iran.

Fall Courses: Elementary Nutrition, Nutrition Across the Life Cycle


Statement: Dr. Shabnam Pooya joined the Fresno State faculty in the fall of 2016 after receiving her Ph.D degree focusing on the effects of methyl donor deficiency (vitamn B12 and Folate) during pregnancy and lactation on myocardial and hepatic tissue metabolism in rats. As a post-doctoral research fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), she studied vasculogenesis and brain development biology, neuro-stem cell signaling and metabolism in the department of pediatrics. She also conducted post-doctoral fellow research at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Division of Oncology in brain developmental biology, neuro-stem cell and glial cells signaling and metabolism.

Her other professional experience includes work as a dietetic technician (Brabois Hospital, Nancy/France), laboratory supervisor for master's interns (Inserm U954 Faculty of Medicine, Nancy/France), research and development director for medicinal plants and prebiotics (Pooyan Food Supplement Company, Tehran/Iran), nutrition consultant (Razi Hospital, Rasht/Iran) and research assistant (Tehran University Nutrition and Biochemistry Department, Tehran/Iran).