Han-A Park, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Department of Human Nutrition

College of Human  Environmental Sciences

University of Alabama

Neuroscience                     Yale School of Medicine               2011-2017 

Human Nutrition/ Surgery  Ohio State University                    2004-2010

Food and Nutrition             Sookmyung Women’s University   2001-2003

Food and Nutrition             Sookmyung Women’s University  1996-2001

Post-doc        

Ph.D.             

M.S.              

B.S.              

Professional Memberships

Alabama Research Institute on Aging                           2020-present

National Strength and Conditioning Association           2019- present

American Heart Association                                          2017-present

American Society for Nutrition                                       2015-present

Society for Neuroscience                                               2009-present

 

Other Experience

Early Career Reviewer (ECR), NIH                               2020-present

Review Editor, Frontiers in Aging                                  2020-present

Topic Editor, Biology, MDPI Journal                              2020-present

Current Student Research Projects

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Tracie Dunn (Oct 2019-present)

- Majoring in Food and Nutrition

- Currently in the Coordinated Program (CP) in Dietetics

Training on:

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Breast cancer cell culture

- Transfection

Projects:

- Mechanisms of metabolic remodeling in breast cancer

- Neuroprotective properties of lycopene

- See her paper

Mary Margaret Hayden (Jan 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biology

Training on:

- DNA extraction and purification

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Cell culture

- Qualtrics

 

Projects:

- Lifestyle factors and COVID-19 severity

- See her paper

Sydni Bannerman (Feb 2020-present)

- Majoring in Food and Nutrition with concentration in Nutrition Sciences

  Minoring in Biology

Training on:
- Neurotoxicity and viability assays

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Qualtrics

- Necropsy, tissue and blood chollection

Projects:

- Vitamin E and neuronal development

- Lifestyle factors and COVID-19 severity

- See her paper

Madison Scott (July 2020-present)

- Majoring in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry;

  Minoring in Food and Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and Mathematics

Training on:

- Sholl analysis

- Kymography

- Fluorescence microscopy

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Viability assay

- Necropsy, perfusion, tissue and blood collection

Projects:

- Lycopene and neurite arborization

- Role of ACK in dopaminergic neurons

- Bcl-xL and mitochondrial motility

- See her paper

Emma Amjad (Jan 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biology

- Emerging Scholars Program

Training on:

- Tissue collection, homogenization, and perfusion

- Kymography

- Animal handling

- Necropsy, tissue and blood collection

Projects:

- Bcl-xL and mitochondrial motility

- Neuroprotective properties of fucoxanthin

Joe Jansen (Feb 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biology; Minoring in Human Nutrition

- Awarded with the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR)

   by The Scientific Research Honor Society

Training on:

- Kymography

- Fluorescence microscopy and confocal microscopy

- Cell culture and transfection

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Immunocytochemistry; Immunohistochemistry; Cryosectioning

- Necropsy, perfusion, tissue and blood collection

Projects:

- Bcl-xL and mitochondrial motility

- Role of F1Fo ATP synthase in circulating breast cancer cell

- Lycopene and neurite arborization

- See his papers: lycopene; caretenoid review

Garrett Burnett (July 2020-present)

- Majoring in History; Minoring in Global Health

- Emerging Scholars Program

Training on:

- Sholl analysis

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Rodent handing

Projects:

- Neuroprotective properties of fucoxanthin

Past Members

Jordan May (1/2019-9/2019)

University of Alabama

Sara Kazyak (3/2018-12/2019)

University of Alabama

Allison Stumpf, M.S., R.D. (02/2018-12/2019)

Abigail Davis, R.D. (02/2018-05/2019)

Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Katheryn Broman, M.S., R.D. (01/2018-05/2019)

Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center East

Misa Rogers, M.S., R.D. (08/2017-05/2019)

Morrison Healthcare

Team Lycopene, Nutrition 2019
Team Lycopene, Nutrition 2019

Dr. Tan, Dr. Crowe-White, Katelyn, and Allison

Allison's poster, Nutrition 2019
Allison's poster, Nutrition 2019

Science Cookies 2018
Science Cookies 2018

by Katy

Team Lycopene, Nutrition 2019
Team Lycopene, Nutrition 2019

Dr. Tan, Dr. Crowe-White, Katelyn, and Allison

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Megan Scott (June 2021-present)

- Majoring in Food and Nutrition

- Emerging Scholars Program

Training on:

- Redox analysis

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting