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"Vitamin A: The right start for your heart"


Dr. Maija H. Zile



Retinoids Research







Dr. Zile is a professor at Michigan State University with an appointment in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition.

The research in M. Zile’s laboratory focuses on the elucidation of the physiological function of vitamin A at cellular and molecular levels during early development,using avian embryo model systems, with a focus on cardiovascular development.


Maija H. Zile, Ph.D.

Dept. Food Science and Human Nutrition

G.M. Trout building

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone 517-355-8474, ext. 127; Fax 517-353-8963