Graduate research assistant named emerging leader in nutrition science

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Mahrou Sadri (left), graduate research assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences with Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition.

June 26, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Mahrou Sadri, graduate research assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, was named the winner of the “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition” at “Nutrition 2018,” the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

Sadri won the bioactive food compounds research interest section of the competition for her presentation on bovine milk exosomes and their miR-30d cargo cross the placenta and contribute toward embryo development in C57BL/6 mice. She was awarded a $400 prize and is a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition’s Nutritional Sciences Council 2018 graduate student research awards competition.

Sadri is a member of Janos Zempleni’s lab in nutrition and health sciences. This is the fifth year in a row that a student from Zempleni’s lab has been recognized through the American Society for Nutrition’s most prestigious research award competition. 


Sarah Gibson
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences
402-472-3862
sgibson@unl.edu