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.
Dr. Rowan's research focuses on the relationship between carbohydrate quality, the gut microbiome, and age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. He uses experimental model systems and omics technologies to understand disease pathogenesis and identify novel disease biomarkers.
Ph.D., Genetics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
B.Sc., Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada