Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino is an associate professor at the University of South Florida, where he teaches at the Morsani College of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. He’s also a research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), where he leads research efforts to optimize the health and performance of astronauts and warfighters, including work with Navy Seals.

But for many people, Dom is known for his groundbreaking research into the ketogenic diet and its effects on everything from athletic performance to cancer to epilepsy.

Behind his work is a deep curiosity that led him to not only into the sciences, but on a search for truth that eventually led him to Jesus. Dom shares that story on this episode, how it changed the way he thought about his work, leading him to the very research that has been his hallmark ever since.

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This episode was produced and edited by Mike Cosper.

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