Kevin Schalinske, Professor




College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award Recipient


Regents Award for Faculty Excellence Recipient


Research Interests

  • Nutritional and hormonal regulation of folate
  • Methyl group metabolism relevant to health and disease
  • Nutrient-Gene Interactions between dietary whole egg and metabolic disease


Research Focus

Dr. Schalinske’s research focus is primarily on the biochemical pathways associated with folate metabolism and methylation. He has explored the regulation and perturbations of the enzymes and intermediates of this complex system and identified novel aspects. Because methylation is essential to a range of physiological and biochemical systems, his worked has examined several disease models, including diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and birth defects. His research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Diabetes Association, Egg Nutrition Center, United Soybean Board, and other agencies.


College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University


Office: 220 Mackay 2302 Osborn Dr, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 9230
Email: kschalin@iastate.edu