Young Ju, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Faculty

Behavioral and Community Science
Exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations that include pain management, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, quality of life improvement, and promoting healthy behaviors.

Long-term exposure to dietary sources of genistein induces estrogen-independence in the human breast cancer (MCF-7) xenograft model. Andrade JE, Ju YH, Baker C, Doerge DR, Helferich WG. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2014 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201300780

Low-dose dietary genistein negates the therapeutic effect of tamoxifen in athymic nude mice. Du M, Yang X, Hartman JA, Cooke PS, Doerge DR, Ju YH, Helferich WG. Carcinogenesis. 2012 Apr;33(4):895-901. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgs017.

Effects of non-digestible carbohydrates on the growth of estrogen-dependent human breast cancer (MCF-7) tumors implanted in ovariectomized athymic mice. Kondegowda NG, Meaney MP, Baker C, Ju YH. Nutr Cancer. 2011;63(1):55-64. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2010.516871.

Effects of non-digestible carbohydrates on the growth of estrogen-dependent human breast cancer (MCF-7) tumors implanted in ovariectomized athymic mice. Kondegowda NG, Meaney MP, Baker C, Ju YH. Nutr Cancer. 2011;63(1):55-64. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2010.516871.

Selective growth inhibition of human breast cancer cells by graviola fruit extract in vitro and in vivo involving downregulation of EGFR expression. Dai Y, Hogan S, Schmelz EM, Ju YH, Canning C, Zhou K. Nutr Cancer. 2011;63(5):795-801. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2011.563027.

HNFE 1114 Orientation to HNFE
HNFE 3026 Metabolic Nutrition
HNFE 4004 Seminar in HNFE Writing & Discourse
HNFE 4224 Alternative and Complementary Nutrition Therapy
ALS 5984/HNFE 5114 Vitamins and Minerals

2003, Postdoctoral, Veterinary Biosciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001, Postdoctoral, Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1998, Ph.D., Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1992, M.S.,  Horticulture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1987, B.S., Horticulture, Korea University at Seoul

Ju, Young

540-231-6168
yhju@vt.edu

HNFE
325 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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