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.

Bianca Barroso

Bianca Barroso is a behavioral and cognitive neuroscience major under a pre-med track. 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 2024.

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.

Raymond 'Mitch' Faloona

Mitch Faloona is a Biology major. His project focuses on the clinical use of the Foodomics database, organization and assignment of nutrient runs, and implementation of fatty acid and amino acid profiles. Mitch has been with the team since 2021.

Adrienne Gefre

Adrienne Gefre majors in physics and joined the lab in July 2021.  Adrienne will work as part of the systematic review team and as a keto buddy until she graduates in 2024.

Emma Hammer

Emma Hammer majors in Nutritional Sciences and is also on the pre-Dental track. She works closely with patients and families as a KetoBuddy by helping to monitor progress and provide support. Emma joined the lab team in 2021.

Harleen Kahlon

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

Alexandra Kalo

Alexandra Kalo is a Nutritional Sciences major. She will be with the clinical team from 2021 until she graduates in 2023. During her time at the lab, Alexandra will lead the Foodomics group, audit recipes, and work as a Keto Buddy with our patients.

Ha Nguyen

Ha Nguyen is a Dietetics major. She will interact and make recipes for her keto buddies, go on food runs, and discuss data visualization projects. Ha believes the experience and knowledge she gains while working in Dr. Borum’s lab will carve a path for her to become a pediatric nutrition professional. Ha started in 2021 and plans to graduate in 2024.

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.

Luna Perricone

Luna Perricone is a Nutritional Sciences and Psychology major.  She plans to work on the clinical team until she graduates in 2023 and will work as a Keto Buddy making and modifying the recipes for each individual patient.

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. Her clinical work will include serving as a KetoBuddy and working on recipes until she graduates in 2024.

Jasmine Velez

Jasmine Velez is a Nutritional Sciences major on the pre-med track.  During her time on the clinical team from 2021 through 2025, she will be a Keto Buddy for patients as well as audit and develop recipes.

Renata Volonterio

Renata Volonterio is a biotechnology major as she pursues a double major in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Her work focuses on recipe-making for the keto program. Renata plans to be with the team from 2021-2024.

Margaret "Maggie" Wolf

Maggie Wolf is a third year health science major, eho is in the pre-med track. She has been a clinical team member since 2021 and focuses on acting as a Ketobuddy to patients, helping with recipe development, and further developing out Foodomics database.

The Data Team

Hazel Avalos

Hazel Avalos majors in Computer Science. She is currently defining her project. Hazel will spend the Spring 2022 on her special project with the PKT lab and will graduate in May 2022.

Heinrich Perez

Heinrich Perez majors in Computer Science. He is currently defining his project. Heinrich will spend the Spring 2022 on his special project with the PKT lab and will graduate in May 2022.

Santiago Quintero

Santiago Quintero majors in Computer Science. He is currently defining his project. Santiago will spend the Spring 2022 on his special project with the PKT lab and will graduate in May 2022.

Poliana Santana

Poliana Santana majors in Computer Science. She is currently defining her project. Poli will spend the Spring 2022 on her special project with the PKT lab and will graduate in May 2022.

The Clinical Data Team

Anna Le

Anna Le is a Computer Science major with a minor in Mass Communications. She provides coordination between the data team and clinical team. She plans to be on the team until she graduates in December 2022.

Amy Xie

Amy Xia is a Biology major and the purpose of her project is to examine the mechanisms of growth and its implications with patients on Precision Ketogenic Therapy. Amy has been with the team since 2020.

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.

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

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