Erik Froyen is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has a PhD in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis. His PhD dissertation research involved investigating the effects of soy isoflavones on liver detoxification enzyme activities in rodent and cell culture models. His research interests include the mechanisms by which fatty acids impact the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. He has multiple publications and presentations on this topic. He also teaches courses in Basic Nutrition, Introduction to Nutrition Research, Nutrient Metabolism, and Nutritional Genomics.