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Tom Brenna joined The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 as a professor of pediatrics, human nutrition and chemistry in the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences. He served for 28 years as a professor of human nutrition, food science and chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is currently professor emeritus. He served as a member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Panel for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. He was president of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) and was a member of the WHO/FAO Expert Consultancy on Fats and Fatty Acids (2011). Brenna’s research focuses on fats and oils and fatty acids. His group’s basic research into the chemical, biochemical, metabolic, genetic and ecological aspects of fatty acids has had a decisive influence on modern knowledge of these key nutrients.

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Research Output 1984 2019

Acyl-CoA synthetase 6 enriches seminiferous tubules with theω-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid and is required for male fertility in the mouse

Hale, B. J., Fernandez, R. F., Kim, S. Q., Diaz, V. D., Jackson, S. N., Liu, L., Brenna, J. T., Hermann, B. P., Geyer, C. B. & Ellis, J. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 294, 39, p. 14394-14405 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coenzyme A Ligases
Seminiferous Tubules
Docosahexaenoic Acids

An abundance of seafood consumption studies presents new opportunities to evaluate effects on neurocognitive development

Spiller, P., Hibbeln, J. R., Myers, G., Vannice, G., Golding, J., Crawford, M. A., Strain, J. J., Connor, S. L., Brenna, J. T., Kris-Etherton, P., Holub, B. J., Harris, W. S., Lands, B., McNamara, R. K., Tlusty, M. F., Salem, N. & Carlson, S. E., Dec 2019, In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 151, p. 8-13 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Food safety
3 Citations (Scopus)

Aquatic and terrestrial resources are not nutritionally reciprocal for consumers

Twining, C. W., Brenna, J. T., Lawrence, P., Winkler, D. W., Flecker, A. S. & Hairston, N. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Functional Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

unsaturated fatty acids
omega-3 fatty acids
fatty acid
Fatty Acids

DHA retroconversion revisited: Dietary DHA spares endogenous EPA

Brenna, J. T., Oct 1 2019, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 110, 4, p. 789-790 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access