Nutrition & Consumer Sciences
BS: Microbiology Biology, Human Biology
La Sierra University (Formerly Loma Linda University)
La Sierra Campus (1993)
MPH: Masters, Public Health and Nutrition(1995),
Loma Linda University School of Public Health, concurrent with
the Loma Linda University Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
requirements for Registered Dietitians.
Bonny Burns-Whitmore, MPH, RD is a lecturer with
Department of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science, California
State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has been teaching at
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona on a full time
basis since 1995. She began teaching Biology while attending Loma
Linda University, La Sierra Campus in 1991. While attending graduate
school at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, she taught
Medical Microbiology at La Sierra University as well as conducting
research at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Jerry L.
Pettis Veteran's Hospital. Following completion of her didactic
program and internship, she became a Registered Dietitian.
Nutrition, Science and Health, Introduction to Food
Science Lecture and Laboratory, Nutrition Education Lecture and
Activity, Experimental Foods Lecture and Laboratory, Current Issues
in the Food Chain, Basic Medical Microbiology Lecture and Laboratory,
General Biology III Laboratory, Immunology Laboratory, Cellular
Molecular Biology Laboratory, General Biology I Laboratory, General
Biology II Laboratory.
Bonny has diverse research interests in both nutrition
and biology. Recently she has completed an experiment for Kashi
Company to determine optimum heating temperatures and consumer
preference for a new Kashi cereal product. She designed the experiment,
was the principle investigator for the experiment, and performed
preference testing on a consumer panel. Her research group researched
and successfully made liposomes that carried a phosphatase enzyme.
She successfully made monoclonal antibodies (anti-baboon) for
Loma Linda University (in the hope to prevent host-graft complications
from baboon heart transplants). She has done solo research and
experimentation in the development of callus from roses, carrots
and ferns in sterile media, as well as development of transplantation
techniques of former rose and fern callus into non-sterile soil.
She aided in the design, research and experimentation to determine
post-translational changes of the amino acids in the Streptomycin
binding sites in E. coli ribosomes. She also attempted to grow
and maintain a tumor line of a rare infantile fibrosarcoma to
determine if it could be established as a true tumor line. Unfortunately,
the cells were later found to be apoptosic. Recently, she has
been researching herbal and botanical claims of supplements.
Activity Recently, Bonny was awarded membership
in Gamma Sigma Delta in 1999. She is a Registered Dietitian with
the American Dietetic Association and belongs to many professional
organizations such as the American Public Health Association,
A.P.H.A. Food and Nutrition Group, American Dietetic Association,
California Dietetic Association, Vegetarian Practice Group, Educators'
Group, Tri-Counties Dietetic Group, and The American Association
of Family and Consumer Sciences. Bonny has developed numerous
educational materials. She has developed and designed class handouts,
laboratory manuals as well as presenting numerous lectures. This
year, she has presented lectures to the Biology of Cancer class
at Cal Poly Pomona regarding Nutrition and Cancer, a lecture to
the Glendale Chiropractic Clinic regarding Heart Disease, Hypertensive
and Diabetic Diets, and CAL-PRO-NET regarding Child Nutrition.
Presently, she is writing a chapter, Thiosulfanates from Garlic,
with Dr. A.S. Naidu, and is designing a new Introduction to Food
Science Manual. Last year, she presented a lecture and developed
educational handouts for An Objective Approach to Twenty Five
Common Herbs and Their Indications, presented at Arcadia Methodist
Hospital for physicians, nurses, dietitians and other health professionals.
She was also interviewed by staff writers of the San Gabriel Valley
News, Pasadena Star, and the San Gabriel Tribune.