Denise M. Ney, PhD, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dr. Ney received her PhD in nutrition from the University of California-Davis. In 1986, she joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has served as Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences (1997-2003) and Director of the campus NIH Training Program in Molecular and Applied Nutrition (1998-2008).
Dr. Ney’s research program addresses two areas: gastrointestinal physiology, with a focus on the guy microbiota and neuroendocrine regulation of intestinal adaptation; and the nutritional management of the genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU).
The PKU research has resulted in a new paradigm for the PKU diet via development of medical foods with glycomacropeptide (GMP). Dr. Ney is a co-inventor on a GMP Medical Foods patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and licensed to Cambrooke Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Ney received the 2013 Rare Disease Hero Award from the FDA and the 2015 Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition, among others.