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

Tracie Dunn (Oct 2019-present)

- Majoring in Human Nutrition

- Currently in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Training on:

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Breast cancer cell culture

- Transfection

Projects:

- Mechanisms of mitochondrial remodeling in circulating cancer cells

- Neuroprotective properties of lycopene

Mary Margaret Hayden (Jan 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biological Sciences

Training on:

- DNA extraction and purification

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Cell culture

- Qualtrics

 

Projects:

- Lifestyle factors and COVID-19 severity

- Role of c-subunit of the F1Fo  ATP synthase during metastasis

- See her paper

Sydni Bannerman (Feb 2020-present)

- Majoring in Human Nutrition

Training on:

- Immunocytochemistry

- Neurotoxicity and viability assays

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Qualtrics

- Necropsy, tissue and blood chollection

Projects:

- Mitochondrial dysfunction during brain aging

- Lifestyle factors and COVID-19 severity

- See her paper

Madison Scott (July 2020-present)

- Majoring in Human Nutrition; Minoring in Biological Sciences

Training on:

- Sholl analysis

- Kymography

- Fluorescence microscopy

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Polymerase chain reaction

Projects:

- Role of dietary antioxidant (lycopene) in neurite branching

Emma Amjad (Jan 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biological Sciences

Training on:

- Tissue collection, homogenization, and perfusion

- Kymography

- Animal handling

Projects:

- Effect of dietary nitrate on cardiometabolic outcome during pregnancy

- Role of Bcl-xL in mitochondrial motility

Joseph Jansen (Feb 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biological Sciences; 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

- Cell culture and transfection

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

Projects:

- Role of Bcl-xL in mitochondrial motility

- Role of F1Fo ATP synthase in circulating breast cancer cell

- Neuroprotective properties of carotenoids

- See his paper

Garrett Burnett (July 2020-present)

- Majoring in Biological Sciences

Training on:

- Sholl analysis

- Electrophoresis and immunoblotting

- Rodent handing

Projects:

- Neuroprotective function 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)

College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin

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

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