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The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Shveta Taparia, Ph.D has worked on the molecular role of vitamin D with respect to intestinal calcium transport and also the role of folate with respect to birth defects. She has been an Assistant research scientist at the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Houston. She was a principal investigator on a prestigious grant awarded by the Spina Bifida Association of America. She is the recipient of young investigator awards from SEBM (Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine), FASEB (The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) and also a Regents Fellowship of the Board of the Regents, Texas A&M University. She has been a real estate investor for the last few years. She has served as an advisor in instituting a nutrition education program called ‘Cook the Rainbow’ for ‘Second Servings of Houston’ which is a food rescue organization started by a Tufts alumna. Shveta also serves on the steering committee for the Tufts Alumni Association-Houston chapter.