Dr. Moon-Suhn Ryu is the newest member of the FSCN faculty, joining the department as an assistant professor in nutrition.
Dr. Ryu obtained both his Ph.D. and M.S. at the University of Florida. His Ph.D. dissertation project focused on identification of biomarker responses in humans under experimentally induced zinc depletion, while his M.S. thesis project concentrated on characterization of erythroid zinc transporters.
He earned his B.S. in biotechnology at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.
After completing his Ph.D. in 2011, Dr. Ryu served as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow at the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academies, was a post-doctoral research scientist at the Columbia University Medical Center and most recently was a visiting fellow in the liver diseases branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. While at NIDDK, he focused on determination of the physiological roles of ferritin iron regulators, Pcbp1 and Ncoa4 in developing erythroid progenitor cells and live animals.
Ryu has several research interests he will bring to the department including physiological role of minerals (iron and zinc), metal deficiency and toxicity in mammals, systemic metal homeostasis and distribution, cellular metal trafficking and regulation, cell-type- and tissue-specific mechanisms of metal handling, cellular and molecular nutrition research and nutritional genomic and genetic approaches.
His full bio, including publications and awards is available on our website.