Biography

Dr. Robert S. Chapkin is a nutritional biochemist in the Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases, Center for Environmental & Rural Health (CERH) at Texas A&M University. He currently holds appointments in the Departments of Nutrition & Food Science, Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis. He received his BS in Nutrition and Biochemistry from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; an MS in Nutrition from the University of Guelph, and a PhD in Nutrition and Physiological Chemistry from the University of California-Davis in 1986. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine at the University of California-Davis in 1988, he joined the faculty at Texas A&M University. Dr. Chapkin is currently a Regents Professor and University Faculty Fellow, Director of Genomics and Bioinformatics, CERH and Co-Director – Texas Cancer Microbiota Repository & Humanized Animal Core in the Texas A&M Health Science Center. During the past 25 years he has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in nutrition, cancer biology and immunology. Dr. Chapkin works with Canadian students and post-docs to obtain NSERC scholarship funding, and is strongly supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Professional Memberships
American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 1989-Present
American Association for Cancer Research, 1993-Present
American Society for Cell Biology, 2004-Present
American Association of Immunologists, 2006-Present
American Society of Physiology, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1989-Present
Editorial Board of Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 1989-Present
Editorial Board of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 2005-Present
Honorary Editorial Board Member of Cell Communication Insights, 2008-Present
Editorial Board of Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal, 2010-Present
Editorial Board of the British Journal of Nutrition, 2011-2013
Review Editor – Frontiers in Nutrigenomics, 2011-2013
Review Editorial Board – Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Cancer, 2012-2014
Sigma Xi, 1991-Present
Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutrition, 2002-2004
Associate Editor, American Society for Nutritional Sciences Newsletter, 1993-1999

Honors and Awards

2013, American Society for Nutrition Osborne and Mendel Award
2011, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Research
2010-Present, Regents Professor Texas A&M University System
2007, Senior Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University
2006, Sigma Xi Distinguished Scientist Award, Texas A&M University Chapter
2002-2004, Chair, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A&M University
2002-2005, Member, Metabolic Pathology Study Section, National Cancer Institute, NIH
2002-2004, Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition
2001, NIH Panel Temporary Member, National Institute of Health, Metabolic Pathology Study Section
2001-2005, University Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University
2000, NIH Panel Temporary Member, National Institute of Health, SSS-T Special Emphasis Panel
2000, Texas Agricultural Experimentation Station Faculty Fellow
1999-2000, Grant Review Panel Member, American Institute for Cancer Research
1999-2000, Chair, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Diet-Cancer Research Interest Section
1999-2000, Chair of Pilot Project Program, Center for Environmental and Rural Health, NIEHS/Texas A&M University
1998, External Reviewer, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, Innovative technologies for the molecular analysis of cancer, SBIR/STTR initiative
1998, Panel Member, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, Reproductive endocrinology, SBIR/STTR initiative
1996, Bio Service Award, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Experimental Animal Nutrition
1995, Outstanding Paper Presentation, American Oil Chemists’ Society
1991-1992, Pew National Nutrition Program Faculty Scholar
1989-1994, First Award, National Institute of Health