Bruce N. Ames Laboratory Personnel

The Bruce N. Ames Research Group is located at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, a part of the Children's Hospital and Research Center of Oakland. Dr. Ames' core research group is a part of a greater research group that concentrates research in Nutritional Genomics.

To see contact information for each person, please click on the names.


Joyce McCann, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Associate Director, Nutrition & Metabolism Center webpage

Jung-Hyuk Suh, Ph.D., Assistant Staff Scientist webpage

Post-Doctoral Scientist

Rhonda P. Patrick, Ph.D. webpage

Assistant Clinical Scientist

Harold Helbock, M.D.
Ashutosh Lal, M.D.

Visiting Scientist

Michele Mietus-Snyder, M.D.


Kirsten Graves, Registered Dietitian

Scientific Support Staff

Alica Goldrich
Michell Huynh

Lab Manager

Edwin Ortega

Administrative Support Staff

Teresa Klask
Kim Younger

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI),
5700 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland CA 94609.
Phone: (510) 450-7625
CHORI E-mail:

Administrative Assistant,
Teresa Klask
Phone: (510) 450-7627
CHORI E-mail:

The CHORI-bar

You might ask yourself...

  • Can a nutrition bar, improve metabolism naturally, without drugs, secondarily improve quality of lifeof individuals with the co-morbidities of obesity, such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension?

Well ... The Ames lab is currently creating just that type of nutrition bar

Select this link for a copy of our CHORI-Bar History document

Downloadable Media

The downloadable media section is constantly being updated.

Dr. Ames' publications are also available by request to students and colleagues.
To request copies of Dr. Ames' publications, please fill out this electronic form.

Dr. Ames current lecture abstract presented to Moffitt Cancer Center on May 2015. Lecture Title: Vitamin and Mineral Inadequacy Accelerates Aging-Associated Diseases
Select this Link for a copy of the abstract