Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD, BS

Professor, Nutrition

Chair, IACUC

Director, Undergraduate Nutrition Programs

One of the greatest challenges we have as researchers of chronic disease is to understand why the drugs that make us better, also make us sick.

Since earning his PhD in nutritional sciences, Bart C. De Jonghe has focused his work on addressing debilitating side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting associated with disease and disease treatment.

Advances in neuroscience offer powerful research opportunities to improve health by relieving severe drug side effects which accompany common treatments.


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2001

Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing

Undergraduate and graduate students work with Dr. De Jonghe in all phases of his work. Students help plan studies, conduct experiments, analyze data, and interpret the outcomes in preparation for conference presentations and manuscripts for publication. Dr. De Jonghe’s research in nutritional neuroscience also involves collaboration with faculty across the university.

Accepting Mentees?

  • Yes

Accepting Fellows?

  • Yes