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Robert S. Tyzbir, Ph. D.

Phone: 802-656-0671
Email: Robert.Tyzbir@uvm.edu

Campus address:
University of Vermont
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
570 Main Street
316 Terrill Hall
Burlington, VT! 05405

Ph.D. in Biochemistry University of Rhode Island 1966
B.S. in Chemistry University of Rhode Island 1971
Research Interests and Focus
He is known internationally for his research on diet induced, hormone mediated alterations in intermediary metabolism and, more recently, he has begun to investigate the link between people’s attitudes about eating and exercise and their body size, shape and composition.
Graduate classes taught
NFS 243: Advanced Nutrition
NFS 263: Nutritional Biochemistry
Honors and Awards
2006 Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award
2004 USDA Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient (Northeast Region)
2004, 2005 Nominated as US Professor of the Year, UVM
1990 George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Vermont
1988 Carrigan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont
1982 Elected to the Nutrition Society, Great Britain
Vatnick, I., Tyzbir, R.S., Welch, J.G. and A.P. Hooper. Regression of Brown Adipose Tissue Mitochondrial Function and Structure in Neonatal Goats. Am. J. Physiol. 252; E391-E395 (1987).

Arciero, P.J., Goran, M.I., Gardner, A.W., Ades, P.A., Tyzbir, R.S., and E.T. Poehlman. A Practical Equation to Predict Resting Metabolic Rate in Older Men. Metabolism. 42; 950-957 (1993)

Arciero, P.J., Goran, M.I., Gardner, A.W., Ades, P.A., Tyzbir, R.S., and E.T. Poehlman. A Practical Equation To Predict Resting Metabolic rate In Older Females. J. Am. Geriatrics Soc. 41; 389-395 (1993).

Ballor, D.L., Roeder, A., Horowitz, G.M., Pintauro, S.J. and Tyzbir, R.S. PFK Activity in Muscle and Heart Tissue is Differentially Affected by Dietary Restr! iction. International Journal of Obesity. 19; 138-142 (1995).

Connolly, D.A.J., Henkin, J.A., and Tyzbir, R.S. Changes in Selected Fitness Parameters Following Six Weeks of Snowshoe Training. J. Sports Med. and Physical Fitness. 42; 14-18 (2002).