Komarnytsky, Slavko

Associate 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 Associate Professor of Pharmacogenomics at the Plants for Human Health Institute, NC State University and Director of the Mobile Discovery program. He received BS from Kyiv University in 1998, PhD from Rutgers University in 2004, and joined Food Science and Nutrition faculty at the NC State University in 2011. His research interests span biological chemistry, drug discovery, and whole food supplementation in the area of metabolic, inflammatory, and infective diseases. His scholarly work (over 60 major publications) set trends in biodiscovery from natural sources, engagement of students and ethnic communities in global health research, and gained broad support from both government agencies and industry sponsors.

  Plant Breeding | Plant Genomics and Genetics | Plant Transformation/Regeneration | Water | Entrepreneurship | Extension | Food and Agricultural Policy | 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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  Australia | Belgium | Bhutan | Ethiopia | Kazakhstan | New Zealand | Poland | South Africa | Ukraine |
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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
  Integrated assessment of South African watershed bacterial communities critical to human health and welfare
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2019
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Institutional Partner: University of Pretoria, South Africa
  Metabolic and cardiovascular effects of anthocyanins and other phenolics
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
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  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