Daniel Pomp, MS, PhD

Research Professor Department of Nutrition

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5044 Genetic Medicine Building

CB #7264

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Pomp studies the genetic architecture of complex traits, with an emphasis on obesity and body weight regulation. Using polygenic mouse models and high throughput approaches integrating genomics and physiology, he identifies genes that control predisposition to obesity, including components of energy balance such as caloric intake, basal metabolism and voluntary exercise. He also studies how these genes interact with each other and with nutritional interventions. Dr. Pomp also investigates polygenic and dietary obesity as risk factors for mammary and colon cancer susceptibility. Dr. Pomp’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and by a variety of sources in the biomedical and agricultural industries.


PhD, Animal Genetics, North Carolina State University, 1989

MS, Animal Breeding, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1986

BS, Animal Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1983