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Aug 2012Present

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Alabama, Human Nutrition Department

As part of a larger NIH funded study, I evaluate lipophilic, hydrophilic, and total antioxidant capacity from blood serum samples of an eldery, obese population that has received exercise and dietary intervention.

Feb 2009Dec 2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs

I made graphene/ ionic liquid solutions that were used as a means to increase electrical conductivity of prototype organic solar cells. I also tested the effectiveness of protein-ionic liquid capsules in the delivery of pharmaceutical drugs. 

Aug 2009Dec 2010

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

University of Alabama, Biology Department

As a teaching assistant, I taught introductory level biology and lab techniques to undergraduate students in the biology program. 


Aug 2012Present


University of Alabama
Aug 2006Dec 2010

Bachelor of Science

University of Alabama


ORAC Analysis
Proficient in utilizing both the ORAC instrument and software to measure total antioxidant capacity 
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel 


Kristi Crowe

Nancy Shefferly

Rachel Frazier


I am a first year graduate student in the nutritional science and dietetics program at the University of Alabama.  I completed my BS in biology at the university in 2010 and have decided to further my education to become a registered dietician with a master's and doctorate in the field of nutritional science.  After completing my bachelor's degree, my initial intention was to attend medical school.  However, throughout the application process for med schools, I grew dissatisfied with the medical field's current emphasis on disease treatment of the individual.  As health care costs increase throughout the country, it will be pivotal to focus on disease prevention to minimize these costs in the future.  This realization prompted my long term goal to become dietician and research scientist.  Ultimately, I wish  to uncover how nutrients are metabolized within the body, and how they function in disease prevention. 

Low Microbial Diet Presentation


My objective as a student in the nutritional sciences is to increase my knowledge of nutrient metabolism and nutritional therapy.  Ultimately, increasing my proficiency in these areas will allow me to conduct effective research on chronic disease and improve patient counseling techniques.


  • The role of nutrient metabolism in body composition 
  • Antioxidants as biomarkers for inflammatory stress
  • Fatty acid oxidation 


Managefirst Certification


ServSafe Food Safety Certification


NIH Human Subjects Training