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Faculty, Pediatrics, Professor

Complete Name: Josef Neu, M.D.

Phones:UF Business Telephone: (352) 273-8985

Postal:UF Business Mailing
    Po Box 100296
    Gainesville, FL 326100296



Medical School
University of Wisconsin

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

  • Neu J. Perinatal and neonatal manipulation of the intestinal microbiome: a note of caution. Nutr Rev. 2007 Jun;65(6 Pt 1):282-5. Review.
  • Neu J. Arginine supplementation for neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis: are we ready? Br J Nutr. 2007 May;97(5):814-5.
  • Neu J, Douglas-Escobar M, Lopez M Microbes and the developing gastrointestinal tract.8
  • Nutr Clin Pract. 2007 Apr;22(2):174-82. Review.
  • Neu J. Gastrointestinal development and meeting the nutritional needs of premature infants.Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Feb;85(2):629S-634S. Review.

Additional publications can be found in PubMed.


Nutrition and the GI environment in the neonate have major effects not only during infancy, but for the entire lifetime of the individual, and this can even span generations due to epigenetic effects. Our lab has several ongoing projects that involve the requirements for certain amino acids such as glutamine and arginine in very low birthweight infants, the effect of various nutrients on subsequent development of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the effect of the intestinal commnensal microflora and probiotics on intestinal development, and the effects of novel nutritional agents on retinal diseases such as retinopathy of prematurity. Our work spans from evaluation of basic mechanisms of nutrients in cell cultures, studies in animal models and translation of these to and from studies in human infants.

  • Developmental Gastroenterology
  • Biochemical Nutrition of the Neonate
  • Barrier Function of the GI tract

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