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Dr. Robert DiSilvestro

Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University


  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1978 – 1982
  • Purdue University, BS, Biochemistry, 1971 – 1975
  • Chaminade HS, High School in Mineola, NY


  • Professor of Nutrition for 34 years
  • Research papers on the biochemistry of nutrition and practical outcomes (i.e., exercise performance).

Professional Accomplishments 

    • Retired Nutrition professor who still researches.

    • Research publication record: 113 peer-reviewed research articles, one research book authorship, and a former coauthor on a best-selling nutrition text.

    • University teaching experience: all levels of nutrition from non-natural science majors course to Ph.D. courses; biochemistry lab class.

    • Writing and speaking on nutrition for groups at various levels of scientific background (none to high level).

      • FASEB (EB), invited speaker at NIH conference on Zinc, Nutracon, Supply Side West, OSU Extension meetings, Central Ohio Kroger Pharmacists Continuing Education Sessions.

      • Also given talks and written on the relationship between science and theology

  • Writing besides peer-reviewed research journal articles: 

    • CRC Press book titled Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements.

    • Co-author of nutrition text Perspectives in Nutrition/6th ed.; an article titled “Does calcium really help with weight loss?” in NutraCos (nutrition industry trade journal).

    • Bob’s Nutrition Professor Blog-Covering Nutrition For Exercisers (

  • Broad research experience: 

    • Inflammation, unusual nutritional needs connected with medical procedures or disease, antioxidant actions, exercise performance, nutrition for sports & fitness training.

    • Body composition & weight control, mineral metabolism, atherosclerosis, and others.


  • Collaborator with food & nutraceutical industries to research, interpret existing data, and communicate findings to the public.
  • Currently runs three startup companies developing products based on his research. 

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