Dixon Lab | R C L R | Nutritional Science | S E B S | Rutgers

Joseph L. Dixon

Joseph L. Dixon

SUNY-Binghamton, B.S. in Biochemistry, 1976
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, 1979 and 1983
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Post-Doc: Vitamin A Metabolism, 1983-1986

Dr. Dixon received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His M.S. research on methionine metabolism was under the direction of Dr. Norlin J. Benevenga (Ben). His Ph.D. research on branched-chain amino acid metabolism was performed in the laboratory of Dr. Alfred Harper. He then went to Columbia University and performed post-doctoral research in Vitamin A metabolism in the laboratory of Dr. DeWitt Goodman. Dr. Dixon then worked at the NY Blood Center on VLDL and HDL metabolism with Drs. Deben Banerjee and Colvin Redman. In 1989 he returned to Columbia University to work with Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg on the intracellular regulation of apolipoprotein B synthesis and secretion in the hepatocyte. Dr. Dixon has been studying lipid metabolism for over 20 years. He has been at Rutgers University for 5 years.


Diana R. Johnson

Diana R. Johnson

Truman State University, BS in Biology, 2000
Rutgers University, Ph.D. Candidate,

She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Her previous experience includes working in industry in both the in vitro metabolism sector as well as quality control. She has also done academic research on intracellular chloride channels, muscular dystrophy, and genetics.


Josh Thackray

Josh Thackray

Rutgers University, Biology and Computer Science, 2012

He is a recent graduate from Rutgers University and has been a member of the lab since his freshman year. Josh is majored in biology with a minor in computer science. He also enjoys doing web design and programming.


Anita Brinker

Anita Brinker

University of Michigan, B.S. in Botany, 1984
Cornell University, MS in Plant Physiology, 1985
University of Illinois, Ph.D. in Plant Biology, 1990

She has extensive experience in natural product isolation and structure identification; also in evaluating natural products for physiological activity. She has previously worked in industry (crop protection; skin care) and government (USDA-ARS, investigating herbicidal and fungicidal compounds) as well as in academic labs (enzyme purification; plant molecular biology; development of a botanical drug). She operates the lab’s LCMS.