Delisha Stewart, PhD

Research Assistant Professor Nutrition Research Institute / Department of Nutrition

T:(704) 250-5068

500 Laureate Way, Room 4211

Kannapolis, NC 28081


Dr. Stewart received her doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC, using genomics to investigate immune contributions within the tumor microenvironment on breast cancer subtype aggressiveness.

She joined the National Institutes of Health's Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (ERCMRC) as a post-doc to learn metabolomics; she now uses genomics, metabolomics and high-throughput molecular bioassays to study crosstalk between the immune system and malignancy, metabolic dysfunction in cancer, and immunological diseases and the influence of nutrition on treatment disparities.

Dr. Stewart joined the Nutrition Research Institute in March 2017 as a research assistant professor, while continuing to lead all cancer and immunology-focused studies in the ERCMRC. Her research aims to characterize the etiology and progression of cancer microenvironments, identify diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers, and determine the role of different nutritional states on disparate cancer treatment outcomes.


PhD, Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001

BS, Biochemistry, University of Dayton, 1996