Dr. Patrick Stover

Dr. Patrick Stover

Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences Texas A&M University

Dr. Patrick Stover joined the Texas A&M University System in 2018, when he was appointed Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M AgriLife. Previously, Dr. Stover served as director of the Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences, which is among the largest and highest ranked academic nutrition programs globally.

In 2016, Dr. Stover was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences and served as president of the American Society for Nutrition. In 2014, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of ncellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the Osborne and Mendel Award for outstanding basic research accomplishments in nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition, and a MERIT award from NIDDK-NIH. In 1996, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Clinton, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. He was selected as an Outstanding Educator four times by Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars.

The Stover research group studies the fundamental chemical, biochemical, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that underlie the relationships among nutrition, metabolism and risk for birth defects, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. They focus primarily on the B-vitamins folate and vitamin B12, their influence on nuclear and mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism, their downstream effects on cellular methylation, gene expression and genome stability, and their role in preventing human pathologies.

Dr. Stover graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a BS degree in Chemistry and was awarded the Molloy Chemistry Award at graduation.  He received a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the Medical College of Virginia and performed his postdoctoral studies in Nutritional Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley.