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Robin M Voigt-Zuwala, PhD

Robin M Voigt-Zuwala, PhD. is our senior writer and Medical Review Board member reviewing content in topics covering nutrition and supplements.

Professional Background

She is the Director, Circadian Rhythm Research Laboratory, Rush Center for Circadian Rhythms and Alcohol-Induced Tissue Damage, and also the Director of Operations for the Rush Center for Integrated Microbiome & Chronobiology Research.

Educational Background

She received her BS in Biology in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and has completed her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Loyola University Chicago in 2010.

She also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine at Loyola in 2012, when she was appointed an Assistant Professor, giving her the title of Associate Professor later in 2020.

She is also a Principle Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I) on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In 2007, she received a pre-doctoral research fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), which helped support her dissertation research.

During her time as a post-doctoral research fellow and as an Assistant Professor, she studied the gut-brain axis and was Co-I on several NIH-funded projects.

Presently, she has an R01 from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) to study the role of the intestinal microbiome in cognition / Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, she has 44 peer-reviewed publications, an h-index of 23, and she reviews many journals.

Personal Background

She enjoys working out at the gym, traveling around the world, and hanging out with her pup. Dr Voigt-Zuwala’s LinkedIn Profile.