Talwinder S. Kahlon is a Senior Research Scientist in the Processed Foods Research Unit at the Western Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Albany, Calif, USA. He received his B.S. and M.S. (with honors) degrees in biochemistry from the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, and Ph.D. degree in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn, USA. His research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory involved physical chemical characterization of human LDL subfractions. He worked with Dr. Frank T. Lindgren, the pioneering scientist recognized for fractionating VLDL, LDL, and HDL by sequential density gradient ultracentrifugation. The molecular weight of LDL subfractions determined by meniscus depletion sedimentation equilibrium by Kahlon has been considered a “Gold Standard.” At the WRRC, USDA-ARS, his research involves cholesterol, lipid, aortic plaque-lowering, and bile acid binding properties of food fibers and fractions. He has served as Associate Editor of journals Cereal Chemistry (1992–1999) and Food Chemistry (2000–2005). He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Current Topics in Cereal Chemistry. He is Fellow of the American Heart Association, Professional Member of American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, Member of American Society for Nutrition and American Association of Cereal Chemists International.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010