Difference Makers

Our Lab is broken down into Teams that specialize in a specific area of our program.  The Teams don’t only work among themselves but with the other Teams to accomplish the many projects and goals.

Ila Bagheri

Ila Bagheri is a behavioral and cognitive neuroscience major. His project focuses on updating and maintaining the Foodomics database, and working closely with patients as a keto buddy. Ila has been with the team since 2021.

Katherine Binkley

Katherine Binkley is a behavioral and cognitive neuroscience major.   Her work is focused on making recipes, attending patient visits, caring for patients, nutrition runs, and organizing keto buddies. She is planning to stay working with the clinical team through 2023.

Matias Capurro

Matias Capurro is a Biology major on the pre-med track. Matias’s work will consist of the use of the Foodomics Database, attending patient visits, and recipe-making for patients as he works with the lab until he graduates in 2024.

Harleen Kahlon

Harleen Kahlon is a Nutritional Sciences major who is also on the pre-med track.  She is a Co-leader of the Diet Rx and Recipes Team. Harleen’s work will focus on nutrient runs, recipe development, and seeing patients, as she works with the lab through 2024.

Nirali Patel

Nirali is a second year Dietetics major. Nirali’s work consists of attending patient visits, making recipes, nutrient runs, and caring for patients. She plans to work in the lab until she graduates in 2025.  

Rutva Patel

Rutva Patel is a second-year Nutritional Sciences major on the pre-med track. She joined the lab in 2021, and is on the clinical team. Rutva plans to work with the lab until she graduates in 2024.

Jhada Sims

Jhada Sims is a Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major on the pre-med track. She plans to work on the clinical team until she graduates in 2024 and will work as a Keto Buddy making and modifying the recipes for each individual patient.

Kaitlyn Taylor

Kaitlyn Taylor is majoring in dietetics.  She is the Leader of the Data Collection and Analyses Team.  Kaitlyn’s clinical work includes serving as a KetoBuddy and working on recipes until she graduates in 2023.

Renata Volonterio

Renata Volonterio is a biotechnology major as she pursues a double major in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. She is co-leader of the Diet Rx and Recipes Team, which focuses on recipe-making for the PKT program, as well as a KetoBuddy for her patients. Renata plans to be with the team from 2021-2024.

The Clinical Data Team

Lyndsay Stueve

Lyndsay Stueve is a Summer Intern and a Health Performance Major.  She will be working on materials to be added to the website to help families and health care professionals learn more about Precision Ketogenic Therapy (PKT).

The KetoAssistant Team

Jasmine Velez

Jasmine Velez is a Nutritional Sciences major on the pre-med track.  During her time on the clinical team from 2021 through Spring of 2022, she was a Keto Buddy for patients as well as audited and developed recipes.  She is now developing a research project.

Renata Martinez

Renata Martinez is a Food Science Major.  She is currently defining her project in the the PKT lab and will graduate in 2024.

The Administrative and Instructional Team

Julie Barber

Julie Barber

Julie Barber is Dr. Borum’s Administrative Assistant. She manages the calendar, runs the website, and works with the students. 

Samantha Waterman

Samantha Waterman is an assistant to the lab team who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in 2021. She works on health education material for patients and for healthcare professionals starting their own PKT programs.

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Click here to see previous members of Dr. Borum’s Lab

Click here to see opportunities to join one of our teams.