​​Photo Headshot of Paul J. Mills, PhdPaul J. Mills, Ph.D.
Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health and Psychiatry

Photo of Meridith PungMeredith A. Pung, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Coordinator
(858) 534-3495

Photo of Kathleen WilsonKathleen Wilson, M.S.

Clinical Research Coordinator
(858) 534-3487

Photo of Chris PruittChris Pruitt
Manager, IH-MMB Biomarker Laboratory 

Photo of  Christopher  WellsChristopher Wells

Photo of  Christine Tara PetersonChristine Tara Peterson, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow

Christine received her PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine where she studied the structure and function of the gut microbiome in sub-therapeutic antibiotic-induced obesity using metagenomics, metaproteomics, and metatranscriptomics methods. In addition to being a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCSD, Christine is a Research Scientist at the Chopra Foundation and a Visiting Research Scientist at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Dr. Peterson is also a clinical Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).  Working with the Center, Dr. Peterson is studying the gut microbiome in the context of cardiovascular disease and risk factors such as obesity and in a variety of therapeutic approaches including dietary, probiotic, Yoga-based, and Ayurvedic interventions.

Photo of  Augusta ModestinoAugusta Modestino
Post Doctoral Fellow

Augusta obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in 2005, then she finished her PhD in Bioengineering at UCSD where she worked in the development of protease activity assays directly in blood for diabetes, shock, cancers, cardiovascular and coagulation disorders. She also worked in L’institut Curie in Paris, France, in the laboratory of breast cancer in the identification of new therapeutics for triple negative breast cancer. Currently, Augusta is working with Dr. Michael Heller in UCSD Bioengineering determining the role of proteases in diseas​e progression. Augusta is also working with the Center to help study the effects of different foods and behavioral interventions on circulating protease activity in the context of risk for metabolic diseases.

Mailing Address
Center of Excellence in Research and Training in Integrative Health
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
MC 0725
La Jolla, CA 92093-0725

Physical Location:

School of Medicine Campus, Building 4, located in the lower right hand portion of this map