Kevin Shih

Credentials: PhD student

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Kevin earned his BS in Human Nutrition from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in both Taiwan and the US.

After graduating from UNC, Kevin worked as a research technician at the National Institute of Mental Health Psychoactive Drug Screening Program under the supervision of Dr. Bryan Roth and Dr. Xi-Ping Huang. His expertise lies in high-throughput drug screening binding and functional methods, and skills in molecular biology and animal studies. The intersection of nutritional sciences and pharmacology inspired him to become a dietitian-scientist, leading him to pursue a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism at UW-Madison. He joined the Bolling Lab at the end of 2023. He is interested in discovering food bioactives and gaining a deeper understanding of their potential therapeutical or nutraceutical impacts on humans at multiple levels. Kevin is also keen on exploring the signaling pathways and metabolism of food bioactives.

Outside of the lab, Kevin collaborates with fellow RDNs to disseminate evidence-based nutritional sciences to the public via Instagram (Nutriverse.TWUS). In his leisure time, he enjoys playing with his cat, Mia, engaging in badminton and swimming, and watching movies.