Mirek Styblo, PhD
Dr. Styblo is a biochemist with background in nutritional biochemistry and biochemical toxicology. His research focuses on topics that require expertise in both nutrition and toxicology and typically involve a translational or interdisciplinary approach. His current laboratory and human population studies examine the associations between exposure to environmental pollutants and risk of metabolic disease, including diabetes, and the role of diet in modulation of this risk. The ultimate goal of his research is to characterize the interactions between environmental toxins and essential nutrients and to determine how these interactions affects development of common human diseases. Identification of molecular, metabolic and (epi)genetic markers that could facilitate risk assessment, prevention or treatment of these diseases is an essential part of this work.
Honors and AwardsDelta Omega Society
2011, UNC-CHGillings Innovation Laboratory award
2008, UNC-CHAuthor of the most cited paper in Archives of Toxicology for a period of 2001-2007
2007, UNC-CHYoung Investigator Award
1998, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, UNC Chapel Hill