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Jennifer Nguyen

Jennifer Nguyen is a scientist living in San Diego. She did her training in molecular immunology, with a focus on checkpoint proteins and their role in autoimmune disease. She now works in cancer immunology and microbiome research. Jennifer spends her time away from the lab hanging out with her dog, climbing, and practicing yoga.

Jennifer Nguyen's Latest Articles

November 13, 2020

Can Undigested Protein Contribute to Leaky Gut?

At Gene Food, we spend a lot of time thinking about why a given diet might work for one person, but might not work for their neighbor down the street…. Read More

When to take a probiotic
August 23, 2020

When to Take a Probiotic? Why Technology Trumps Timing

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the WHO, probiotics are defined as living micro organisms that “confer a health benefit on the host” (aka… Read More

Kids Probiotics
February 21, 2018

Tips for Building Gut Health in Kids: Why Whole Foods are Best for the Microbiome

Anyone who has kids, or any experience with kids, knows that there are a lot of picky eaters and that school cafeterias, fast food, and pre-packaged and processed foods aren’t… Read More

Bifidobacterium vs Lactobacillus Strains
January 19, 2018

Bifidobacterium vs. Lactobacillus probiotics: what’s the difference?

All the growing interest surrounding probiotics has led to an explosion in the supplement market, which is estimated to be valued at $45.64 billion and growing. A probiotic is defined… Read More

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

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