The Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Micronutrient Research

The Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Micronutrient Research and the Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Aging Research were created in 2011 through the generous estate gift of a friend of the Linus Pauling Institute.

Maret G. Traber

Maret TraberIn 2011 Maret Traber became the inaugural holder of the Rumbel Professorship for Micronutrient Research. One of the world's leading experts on vitamin E, she is director of the Oxidative/Nitrative Stress Core Laboratory in the Linus Pauling Institute and a professor in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

An LPI principal investigator since 1998, Traber's research efforts are focused on human vitamin E kinetics and the factors that modulate human vitamin E requirements, especially bioavailability and metabolism. She serves on the editorial board of Free Radical Biology & Medicine. In 2000 Traber served on the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds that established the dietary requirements for the antioxidant vitamins C and E, selenium, and carotenoids.

Traber received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Nutrition Science from the University of California at Berkeley.


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