Dr. Robert J. Cousins

Eminent Scholar
Boston Family Professor of Nutrition
Director, Center for Nutritional Sciences, University of Florida

Dr. Cousins' research focuses on understanding the nutritional significance of zinc and how this micronutrient acts as a signaling molecule where specific zinc transporters target zinc to cellular sites to influence function. His laboratory makes extensive use of mutant mouse models and cell level experimentation and capitalizes on techniques of molecular biology and state-of-the-art analytical methods. His publications are highly cited earning an h - index of 79 and i10 - index of 201. He has trained over 75 doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.  Dr. Cousins has been President of both FASEB and the American Society for Nutrition. His numerous research awards include the Osborne & Mendel Award (ASN), MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, and Bristol Myers-Squibb Mead Johnson Award. He is a Fellow of the ASN and American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.




Robert Cousins, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert J. Cousins, Ph.D.