Dr. Steve Frese

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-6449
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: nutrition
  • Research Fields: microbiome
  • Disciplines: Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Health Professions and Related Programs, Maternal and Child Health, Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiology, General
  • Funding:INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence, NIH - National Institutes of Health, Private Industry, UNR - University of Nevada, Reno, USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture


Dr. Frese earned his doctorate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis. From 2015-2020, he led Research and Development at Evolve Biosystems, Inc (Now Infinant Health, Inc) and helped develop and launch their flagship product in neonatal nutrition. In 2022, he received the University of Nevada Foundation Early Career Innovator Award.

In both industry and academia, Dr. Frese has supervised both large and small research teams with members at career stages from first year undergraduates to postdoctoral scholars.


Dr. Frese’s research is centered on the human gut microbiome and its inhabitants. Our work at the University of Nevada, Reno examines how diet, food science, and biotechnology can be leveraged to meaningfully improve human health and nutrition.

Related Websites

Photo Gallery

Click an image to view it full size

Dr. Steve Frese
Scientific presentations are great ways to meet colleagues