Journal of Physiobiochemical Metabolism

Leonard E. Gerber

Leonard E. Gerber, PhD
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Rhode Island, USA

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Leonard E. Gerber has been a Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Leonard E. Gerber received his B.S. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, he spent 2 years doing post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois, focusing on nutrition and wound healing. At URI, Dr. Gerber has served as Director of Research Compliance, Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Use and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Research Interest

Dr. Leonard E. Gerber’s area of intrest is primarily the impact of antioxidants upon growth of cancer cell. I use cell culture as a model for evaluating this impactm, having used lung cancer cells, breast cancer cells and salivary gland tumor cells. I am particularly intrested in how nutrients such as beta-caotene, alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol affect cell growth through apotosis and other machanisms using the types of cells identified above.


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