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Kathleen Axen

Department Chairperson & Deputy Chair (Graduate Nutrition)
Health and Nutrition Sciences

Location: 4123 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5026
Fax: 718.951.4670

Professor Axen is a research scientist in the field of nutrition. She has been a full-time faculty member at Brooklyn College since 1983. She has taught a dozen different undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition and has mentored many students in laboratory research, some of whom have completed their master's thesis with her. She has been the graduate deputy chairwoman (director) of the M.S. in Nutrition Program since its beginning in 1985. Her work at Columbia University focused on type 1 diabetes, in which auto-immune destruction of the pancreatic insulin-producing cells accounts for massive metabolic impairments. Her 2.5-year post-doctoral research fellowship in endocrinology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine elucidated aspects of the signaling mechanism for insulin release.

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