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Parks Lab

Lab Personnel:

Elizabeth ParksElizabeth J. Parks, PhD
Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Associate Director, Clinical Research Center Institute for Clinical Translational Science

Majid Syed AbdulMajid Syed Abdul, MS
Graduate Student

Nathan LeNathan Le
Lab Technician

Kimberlee BinghamKimberlee Bingham
Lab Technician

Ramiro ArreolaRamiro Arreola
Undergraduate Student

Erica BrahamErica Braham
Undergraduate Student

Jill OttoJillian Otto
Undergraduate Student

Brad OxlerBrad Oxler
Undergraduate Student

Manal SalimManal Salim
Undergraduate Student

group photo of lab personnel Current Lab Personnel


Lab Collaborators:

Nicola SantoroNicola Santoro, MD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Pediatrics
Yale University

Maria Ramos-RomanMaria Ramos-Roman, MD
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Jaume PadillaJaume Padilla, PhD
Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri

Melanie Cree-GreenMelanie Cree-Green, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Colorado


Former Lab Personnel:

Kerry Donnelly PetersonKerry Donnelly Peterson
Tenured Associate Professor
University of Wiscondin-Stout

Molly TimlinMolly Timlin, PhD
Assistant Professor & Director of Dietetics
Southeast Missouri State University

Rachel HasserRachel Hasser, MS, RD, LD
Dietitian
Fairview Hospital in Wyoming, MN

Brian BarrowsBrian Barrows, PhD
QA/QC and Analytical Lab Manager
Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, CA

Nishanth SunnyNishanth Sunny, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology at University of Florida, Gainesville

Jennifer LambertJennifer Lambert
Senior Reseach Associate at Alberta Health Service, Canada

Miriam Jacome-SosaMiriam Jacome-Sosa, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Washington University, MO

Quiong HuQiong Hu, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Cargill, MN

Atkins Study: The goal of this study is to determine the amount of weight that can be lost over a 4-week period using a meal plan that combines commercial food products that are low in carbohydrate (the Atkins diet) with meals prepared on your own.

Participate in Study


Tailgate Study: The purpose of this study is to help researchers better understand the impact of excess consumption of alcohol and fatty food on the liver’s health.

Participate in Study

For a complete list of published work, see MyBibliography.

Erica Braham presenting research poster

Congratulations to Erica on her Outstanding Poster Honor at the ABRCMS conference!

Dr. Parks' lab in UTSW

Parks' lab in UTSW

Dr. Parks and Donnelly

Dr. Parks and Donnelly

Lu's presentation

Lu's presentation about "How Sensitive Are You to Taste?" at Gwynn Hall Opening Ceremony

2014 Christmas party

2014 Christmas: Parks' lab is making appreciation gift-bags at Mizzou

party at Les Bourgeois

End of summer 2014 party at Les Bourgeois

Mizzou Clinical Research Center research team

Mizzou Clinical Research Center research team

Erica, Nathan, Ramiro, and Brad at MUNCH

Erica, Nathan, Ramiro, and Brad at MUNCH

Kimberlee's poster

Kimberlee's poster presentation at Mizzou Life Sciences Week/p>

Qiong and her husband Tim

Qiong and her husband Tim

Qiong's wedding

Qiong's wedding

Dr. Parks

Is it a pilgrim's hat or a urine container on Dr. Parks' head?