Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
Marilyn C Cornelis, PhD

Marilyn C Cornelis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Nutrition)

Focus of Work


Dr. Cornelis’ research aims to couple modern high-throughput omic-technologies to traditional clinical and epidemiological methods to enhance biological understanding of how diet and nutrition contributes to chronic disease. She has a special interest in the genetics of coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism, taste preferences and other dietary behaviors.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Toronto, Nutrition (2006)