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Fanta Touré

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Guinea

Home Address:
BP: 3584 Conakry
Guinea

Institution:
Oklahoma State University

Current Address:
Department of Nutritional Sciences
301 HES, OSU
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone:
(405) 332 0357 (Home)
(224) 26 73 04 (Guinea)

E-mail:
tfanta@okstate.edu
fanta_toure@yahoo.com


Education
June 2001-Present
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Department of Nutritional Sciences. Doctoral Student, Graduate Research Associate, Teaching Assistant
August 1998 – July 2000
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Master of Nutritional Sciences.
October 1981 – July 1986
University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea. Bachelor of Food Chemistry.


Research Interests
· Micronutrient bioavailability
· Effects of iodine and selenium deficiencies on bone and cartilage health
· Iodine and child cognition
· Nutrients and child neurotoxicants

PhD Topic
Effects of Iodine and Selenium Depletion on the Bone and Cartilage of Rats



Experience
October 1989-August 1997
University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea. Assistant Professor, researcher, instructor, and student advisor in the Division of Food Science.
Courses Taught
October 1989-July 1990: Food Technology.
October 1992-July 1997: Food Safety and Quality Control.

Awards/Honors
March 1991 - June 1992
Carl Duisberg Geselshaft (CDG) Fellowship from CDG, Germany
August 1997 - December 2000
African Training for Leadership and Advanced Skills (ATLAS) Fellowship from the Africa-America Institute (AAI), USA
August 2002 - May 2003
Catlett-Hageman Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence.
August 2003 – May 2004
Catlett-Hageman Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence.

Membership
· Guinean Association of Volunteer Women for Progress (AGFVP)
· Kapa Omicro Nu Honor Society (KON)
· African Graduate Nutrition Student Network (AGSNet)

Selected Publications

Article
· Toure, F., Lucas, E., Stoecker, B. (2003) Fish and shrimp added bioavailable iodine to cassava and millet-based diets. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 42(3):223-239.

Abstracts
· Stoecker BJ, Toure F, Lucas EA, King JB, Arjmandi BH. (2003) Differential effects of selenium and iodine on micro-architecture of bone in male and female rats. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 18 (Supp 2):S196.

· Toure, F., Lucas, E.A., King J.B.,Arjmandi B. H., Stoecker B.J. (2003). Selenium and Iodine Depletion Affects Growth, Bone Density and Microarchitecture in Rats. FASEB Journal A1130

· Toure, F., Lucas, E., Stoecker, B. (2001). Fish and shrimp provided bioavailable iodine for rats fed cassava and millet-based diet. FASEB Journal 15:A635.

Selected Publications

. Iodine and selenium depletion affects bone growth and biomechanical Properties in growing rats. At the annual meeting of Oklahoma Association of Consumer and Family Science, Stillwater, Oklahoma and at Experimental Biology 2005, San Diego, CA.

. Selenium and Iodine Depletion Affects Growth, Bone Density and Micro- Architecture in Rats. At the 14th Annual Graduate Symposium 2003 of OSU, Stillwater, OK. and at Experimental Biology 2003, San Diego, CA.

 

Spoken and Written Languages
French, English,
German, Malinke, and Soso.

 

 

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