Carolyn Slupsky selected as a 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellow

Carolyn Slupsky
Carolyn M. Slupsky, Ph.D.

Dr. Carolyn Slupsky has been selected as a 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellow, in recognition of the quality and significance of her research and teaching contributions.  The Chancellor’s Fellow program was established to honor the achievements of outstanding faculty members early in their careers at UC Davis.

Initiated in 2000, the "Chancellor's Fellow" designation is one of the highest and most prestigious faculty honors at UC Davis. The program recognizes rising stars who shine as teachers and campus citizens, and whose scholarly work already puts them at the top of their fields — garnering attention far and wide. “UC Davis is a world-class university because we have a world-class faculty,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said. “The Chancellor’s Fellows are producing groundbreaking research and scholarship that is rivaled only by the vitally important work they do with our students in our classrooms and labs. The fellows truly epitomize UC Davis’ vision and mission, and we are fortunate to have them as part of the Aggie community."

In research that spans food, nutrition and health, Slupsky has “demonstrated the remarkable ability to bridge disciplines and forge new understandings of the interactions of foods, gut microbiota and mammalian host metabolism,” Dean Helene Dillard wrote. In addition, Slupsky is using nuclear magnetic resonance technology to investigate citrus greening disease, a devastating bacterial infection in citrus trees now threatening the entire citrus industry. Colleagues noted that she has a keen ability to recognize which research discoveries are especially promising for translating into practical applications in health, agriculture and elsewhere. Slupsky joined the UC Davis faculty as an assistant professor in 2009, gained tenure as an associate professor in 2013 and was promoted to full professor in 2015. She received her doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of Alberta in 1995.


Carolyn M. Slupsky, Ph.D.
Chair, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology
Professor, Department of Nutrition/Department of Food Science & Technology
Nutritionist in Agricultural Experiment Station
Office: 3247 Meyer, (530) 219-5757

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