Director of Precision Health Research, ACRI
Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Guelph, Canada
Postdoctoral training, Human vascular interventions, Pennsylvania State University
Before joining the ACNC, Dr. Kay was the David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor of Translational Nutrition in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences and at NC State’s Plants for Human Health Research Institute and Phytochemical and Foodome Center. Prior to North Carolina State University, Dr. Kay served on the faculty of Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
His research centers on establishing the metabolism of dietary phytochemicals and the potential impact this has on their biological activity. His research core is focused on the development of qualitative and quantitative metabolomic methodologies for establishing the contribution of dietary phytochemicals to the human metabolome. This work has led to the development of a food composition knowledge database (MetaboFood®) comprising chemical composition and metabolome data, including metabolic and disease pathway associations for supporting precision nutrition and health initiatives.