About

Steven Frese, Ph.D.

Dr. Frese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor affiliation with the Department of Food Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. Frese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor affiliation with the Department of Food Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. Frese earned his doctorate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis. From 2015-2020, he led Research and Development at Evolve Biosystems, Inc and helped launch their flagship product in neonatal nutrition.

Dr. Frese’s research is centered on the human gut microbiome and its inhabitants. Our work at the University of Nevada, Reno examines how diet, food science, and biotechnology can be leveraged to meaningfully improve human health and nutrition. 

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Irene Richardson

Irene Richardson was raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and is currently a Graduate Assistant pursuing her Master’s in Nutritional Science for the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research is focused on the relationship of the human gut microbiome and the effects of common food additives.


Subash Kethavath, MS

Subash was born and raised in an Agri-based family in India. He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (Equivalent to DVM) and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Animal Science. Upon completion of his graduate studies, he plans to pursue a career in industry. Visit Subash’s LinkedIn page here.


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