College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Angelos Sikalidis, is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Nutrition at CalPoly Food Science and Nutrition Department. Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, Angelos studied Food Science and Technology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (BSc/MEng, 2003) followed by studies in Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition at University of California, Berkeley (MSc, 2006) and Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism at Cornell University in New York (PhD, 2010). He has conducted research in the areas of obesity and cancer as well as in the area of amino acid metabolism and signaling and use in chronic diseases, such as T2DM, risk attenuation. Following his military obligation fulfillment 2010-2012 as II Lieutenant he conducted research at Harvard Medical School in the field of Immunology as a Post-Doctoral Associate for a year. Next, he served as a founding faculty of a Nutrition and Dietetics English speaking program in a private Medical University in Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University) where he served as an Asst/Assoc Professor from 2013-2018. In Istanbul, apart from teaching primarily Metabolism, he became rather interested in Public Health issues pertaining to Nutrition and the issue of epidemiological transition with particular emphasis on T2DM a real health challenge in Turkey. Here at CalPoly, Angelos is interested in teaching in the broader area of metabolism and involve students in T2DM related research.
Signaling properties of nutrients on the inflammation - T2DM axis.