American Society For Nutrition

2011 Student Bloggers

2011 Student Bloggers

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Meet your 2011 Student Bloggers!

Ann.jpg Name: Ann L.
University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type of Degree currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: May 2011
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: Diet and cancer, carotenoids
Professional Goals: Science writing/editing

Favorite link(s)/website(s):

oh PhD comics, sometimes you describe my life so accurately it's scary.
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=864

What statistical test am I supposed to be using?
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/mult_pkg/whatstat/default.htm

There are days when you just need to stare at cute, fuzzy animals
http://cuteoverload.com/



Gopi.jpg Name: Gopi M.K.
University: University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Type of Degree currently pursuing: PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: December, 2011
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: The role of nutrition in immune system dynamics; food and the transformation of geopolitics' landscape; diet in the mentally challenged and geriatric populations
Professional Goals: To educate and be educated, in science, in a manner that would ultimately alter the dark moment(s) of random individual(s) for the better

Favorite link(s)/website(s):
http://www.aldaily.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.nature.com/nm/index.html
http://www.cgdev.org/
http://www.sciencemag.org/



Jon.jpg Name: Jonathan C.     
University:  Michigan State University
Type of Degree currently pursuing:  PhD, Human Nutrition
Expected Graduation Date: 2012
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest:  I study the impact of energy intake on immune function with a focus on natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity and cytokine production during influenza infection.
Professional Goals:  To better understand how nutrition and body composition contribute to the environment in which immune cells develop and become activated.  This will hopefully lead to a better understanding of how proper nutrition may reduce the severity of infectious diseases in susceptible populations.

Favorite link(s)/website(s):  www.ultrarunning.com, http://www.nature.com, http://www.jimmunol.org, http://www.irunfar.com



Krystle.JPG Name: Krystle Z.
University: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Type of Degree currently pursuing: PhD Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: May 2013
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: My research interests include investigating the efficacy of dietary interventions for prevention of cancer and identifying the potential anticarcinogenic mechanisms of functional foods and dietary bioactives.
Professional Goals: After obtaining my Ph.D., R.D., my long term career goal is to be actively involved in clinical trials in the field of diet and cancer. 

Favorite link(s)/website(s):

American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org
Office of Dietary Supplements http://ods.od.nih.gov/
American Institute for Cancer Research www.aicr.org
PhD Comics www.phdcomics.com



Laura.png Name: Laura S.
University: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Type of Degree currently pursuing: Dietetic-Journalism and Nutrition, Exercise, Health Science undergraduate degrees
Expected Graduation Date: May 2014
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: Sports Nutrition
Professional Goals: Would like to become a sports nutrition writer for a magazine publication. I would like to get my R.D. and specialize in sports nutrition. I also plan on getting my personal trainer certification. My dream job consists of being the Dietician for Runner's World where I would have my own question and answer column.

Favorite link(s)/website(s):
www.runnersworld.com
www.healthytippingpoint.com
www.mealsandmiles.com
http://allaccessinternships.blogspot.com/



Lenis.png Name: Lenis C.
University: The Johns Hopkins University
Type of Degree currently pursuing: PhD
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2013
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: Micronutrient Deficiencies; Mental Health
Professional Goals: Academia or Government

Favorite link(s)/website(s): allrecipes.com



MitchS.JPG Name: Mitch S.
University: University of Michigan
Type of Degree currently pursuing: Postdoctoral
Expected Graduation Date: N/A - Currect postdoc
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: Health effects of phytochemical-rich diets
Professional Goals: Regulatory affairs








umang.pngName: Umang A.
University: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Type of Degree currently pursuing: Ph. D. Animal Nutrition
Expected Graduation Date: 2013
Specific Nutrition/Research Interest: Protein Nutrition & Nitrogen Metabolism
Professional Goals: My aim is to develop models of nitrogen transactions at the whole animal level. The main areas include ureagenesis & urea recycling in ruminants. This research would have applications in diet formulation and feed supplementation.

Favorite link(s)/website(s): http://devdutt.com/