Work Leverton Hall (LEV) 316C
Lincoln NE 68583-0806
Work 402-472-3270 On campus, dial 2-3270
Dr. Zempleni has pioneered studies of extracellular vesicles and their RNA cargos in milk and their biological activities with species boundaries, across species boundaries and across kingdom boundaries (animal to bacteria).


  • Ph D, University of Giessen, 1992
  • Other, Emory University School of Medicine, 1995


  • NUTR 821, Molecular Nutrition Techniques, Fall 2019
  • NUTR 821, Molecular Nutrition Techniques, Fall 2019

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Loss of miRNAs during processing and storage of cow's (Bos taurus) milk., Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015


  • Obesity research in the U.S., University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Exosomes and RNA cargos in human milk, NIH and USDA, Bethesda, MD
  • Exosomes in milk, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Berlin (Germany)
  • Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation by holocarboxylase synthetase, Korea Food Research Institute, Seoul, Korea

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Sciences, American Society for the Advancement of Sciences, 2015
  • Osborne and Mendel Award 2019, American Society for Nutrition, 2019
  • Mead Johnson Award , American SAociety for Nutrition, 2006

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