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Merrill Christensen

Dept Chair, Nutrition & D
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S-221A ESC
Provo, UT 84602

(801) 422-5255

Administrative Positions

Department Chair
Director

  • Oversee all activities, functions, and operation of the cancer center

Memberships

  • Institute of Food Technology, 2016-Present
  • American Society for Nutrition, 1998-Present

Honors & Awards

  • BYU : Abraham O. Smoot Citizenship Award

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 004
  • NDFS 494R: Undergrad Research in N D F S Section 002

Fall 2018

  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 004
  • NDFS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001

Summer 2018

  • NDFS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001

Spring 2018

  • NDFS 697R: Research Section 001
  • NDFS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001

Publications

Journal Articles

Christernsen MJ. 2014. Selenium and prostate cancer prevention: what next--if anything?. Cancer Prevention Research. 7(8):781-785.

Parker TL, Eggett DL, Christensen MJ. 2007. Estrogen receptor activation and estrogen-regulated gene expression are unaffected by methylseleninic acid in LNCaP prostate cancer cells. J. Nutr. Biochem. 18:746-752.

Abstract

Quiner TE, Lindsay Hs, Mason BA, Lephart ED, Christensen MJ. 2010. Basal diet composition determines effects of supplemental selenium. FASEB Journal. 24:916.11.

Presentations

Li X, Manwaring EB, Hopkins TJ, Worden JR, Schille CR, Eggett DL, Lawson JS, Christensen MJ. Multimechanistic combination enhances selenium’s antiproliferative effect in prostate cancer cells. Experimental Biology 2014. San Diego, CA. 2014.

Cardon BR, Stallings MT, Brunson SE, Hart CM, Swiss MD, Hepworth SD, Christensen MJ, Hancock CR. Dietary isoflavones and supplemental selenium show interactive effects on blood-glucose homeostasis in male FVB mice. Experimental Biology. San Diego, CA. 2012.

Stallings MT, Hardman JM, Hart CM, Christensen MJ, Hancock CR. Fiber-type skeletal muscle response to dietary selenium and isoflavone supplementation in male mice. Experimental Biology. San Diego, CA. 2012.

Quiner TE, Lindsay HS, Lephart ED, Christensen MJ. Chemopreventive effects of dietary isoflavonces and selenium in TRAMP mice. 9th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine. Kyoto, Japan. 2010.

Christensen MJ. Diet and Cancer Prevention. BYU Cancer Research Center Summer Fellowship Program Workshop. BYU. 2010.

Quiner TE, Lindsay HS, Mason BA, Lephart ED, Christensen MJ. Basal diet composition determines effects of supplemental selenium. Experimental Biology 2010. Anaheim, CA. 2010.