Tracy Anthony, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, was awarded the Osborn and Mendel Senior Investigator Award by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation recognized the nutrition field’s top researcher, clinicians and educators during ASN’s annual flagship meeting on July 23.
“I am very honored to receive this prestigious Senior Investigator Award, which is supported by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences. This honor was made possible by all the talented and hard-working students and staff who are and have been part of my laboratory team,” said Anthony. The Anthony lab studies adaptive responses to changes in nutrient supply and environmental stress with the goal of identifying novel approaches to treat serious diseases and promote health span. The lab has published many high impact publications describing mechanisms of metabolic and proteostasis control in multiple organ systems.
ASN is the preeminent professional organization for nutrition research scientists and clinicians around the world. The ASN Foundation complements and enhances ASN’s priorities and activities through the dissemination and application of nutrition science and education to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide. In addition, the foundation helps to advance the society’s role as a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
“We continue to be inspired by the achievements of our members. The 2023 ASN award recipients have made outstanding contributions to the field of nutrition research to impact education and practice,” said Martha Belury, ASN president.
“We are delighted to honor this esteemed group of leaders at every career stage and their significant contributions to the nutrition community and to better health for all,” added Catherine E. Woteki, chair, ASN Foundation Board of Trustees.
In 2003, Anthony was the inaugural recipient of the ASN Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award for recognition of research, which focuses on the regulation of somatic growth and the unique roles of amino acids in protein metabolism. She was also a Dannon Institute Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute Fellow and a Higher Education Resource Services Academic Leadership Fellow.
Before joining Rutgers, Anthony served as an associate professor the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
She received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Virginia Tech and master’s and doctoral degrees in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois. Her postdoctoral training in cellular and molecular physiology was conducted at the Penn State College of Medicine.
Anthony has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles indexed on PubMed, many of which are highly cited, and her research is funded by the NIH and the USDA. She has served on multiple grant review panels/study sections at the NIH, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Nutrition, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Annual Review of Nutrition. She is a member of ASN as well as the American Physiological Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.