Kok named co-recipient of ISAPP early career researcher prize

June 22, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Car Reen Kok, a doctoral student studying complex biosystems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was named as a co-recipient of the inaugural Glenn Gibson Early Career Researcher prize from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics in June. 

As a rising star in the world of probiotic scientists, Kok’s research focuses on untangling factors leading to how individuals respond or don’t respond to prebiotics interventions based on the bacterial makeup of their gut microbiome. This line of research has great potential to personalize prebiotics, thereby increasing their effectiveness.

Originally from Kuala Lumper, Malaysia, Kok first found her way to Nebraska via the 2+2 program, and also because her older sister received her doctorate from UNL. Kok went on to earn her master’s in food science and studied as a Nebraska Food For Health Center Fellow

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Natalie Jones | IANR Media