Touro University California Speaker's Bureau

Nathalie Bergeron, PhD
College of Pharmacy, Professor
707-638-5921
Nathalie.bergeron@tu.edu

Expertise:
Nutrition, particularly as it relates to cardiometabolic health, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, and diabetes.

 

Dr. Alejandro Gugliucci, MD, PhD
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Research
707-638-5255
Alejandro.gugliucci@tu.edu

Expertise:
Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, metabolism, HDL and paraoxonase, glycation and diabetes. 

 

Dr. Alison McCormick, PhD
College of Pharmacy, Professor
707-638-5987
Alison.Mccormick@tu.edu

Expertise:
The development of plant-made vaccines, and preclinical testing for efficacy in mouse models of disease.  Dr. McCormick has worked on an individualized cancer vaccine for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, where the tumor Ig was the vaccine.  She was able to show efficacy in mice,  and in Phase I clinical trial in patients with lymphoma.  She is currently working on Influenza A hemagglutinin subunit vaccines, primarily for potentially pandemic influenza subtypes, like H5N1 and H7N9.  Dr. McCormick has extensive collaborations with other research groups, including production of vaccines against other important pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Yersinia pestis, and  Francisella tularensis.  I regularly employ  molecular biology, protein chemistry and  immunology techniques, in production and testing of vaccines.  

 

Jean-Marc Schwarz,  PhD
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Research
707-638-5456
Jean-marc.schwarz@tu.edu

Expertise:
Dr. Schwarz has been involved in clinical translational research utilizing stable isotope tracer methodology to investigate lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in humans for over 20 years. He has a long-standing interest in obesity, insulin resistance and its metabolic consequences. More recently, his interest has focused on the lipid profile changes induced by fructose consumption and by the conversion of sugar to fat (de novo lipogenesis).