University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katherine Berns Von Donk Steenbock Professor Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison

James M. Ntambi PhD, professor of biochemistry and Steenbock professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Ntambi received his BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD USA, where he started his work on the molecular biology of parasites and the regulation of genes of lipid metabolism. Ntambi has made distinguished contributions to the field of nutritional biochemistry and his pioneering work on the genetic regulation of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase has recently led to many new insights into the importance of this enzyme in metabolism and in disease states such as obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, inflammation and cancer.