Komarnytsky, Slavko

Assistant Professor, Pharmacogenomics
Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
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Born in the remote wilds of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, Slavko Komarnytsky is the Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics at the Plants for Human Health Institute, NC State University and Director of the Mobile Discovery research program. Komarnytsky received B.S. in Biology (1997) and M.S. in Cell Biology (1998) from Kyiv Shevchenko University. He earned Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Plant Biology in 2004 and held research appointments in Metabolism and Nutrition at Rutgers University, NJ prior to joining Nutrition and Food Science faculty at NC State University in 2011. His primary scientific interests have been in biological chemistry and drug discovery in the area of metabolic, inflammatory, and infective diseases. His scholarly work has set trends in biodiscovery from natural sources and engagement of students and ethnic communities in global health research. He has authored over 40 major scientific publications and gained broad support from government agencies and industry sponsors.

  Plant Breeding | Plant Genomics and Genetics | Plant Transformation/Regeneration | Water | Entrepreneurship | Extension | Youth Leadership | Food Engineering | Food Processing | Food Science | Animal Feed and Nutrition | Animal Physiology | Biochemistry | Human Nutrition | Microbiology | Molecular Biology | Plant Bioactives | Plant Physiology | Crop Production | Food Safety | Fruit and Vegetable Production
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  Belgium | Bhutan | Brazil | Ethiopia | Kazakhstan | Malaysia | Poland | South Africa | Ukraine | Kyrgyzstan |
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  Researcher in an international project | Extension provider in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty
  Czech | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Ukrainian
  White-brown fat plasticity and metabolic inflammation in obesity and diabetes
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
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  Design and synthesis of tetrahydrothiazolopyridine derivatives
01/01/2013 - 05/31/2016
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Institutional Partner: International Medical University, Malaysia
  Water safety across borders in Central Asia
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014
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  Unlocking chemical biodiversity of Malaysia and its potential to improve human health
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
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Institutional Partner: International Medical University, Malaysia
  Integrated assessment of South African watershed bacterial communities critical to human health and welfare
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
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Institutional Partner: University of Pretoria, South Africa