Krista Casazza received her Ph.D. degree from Florida International University, Fla, USA, in 2006. She is an Assistant Professor of nutrition sciences at the Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, All, USA. Her research interests aim to identify mechanism involved in resource partitioning during critical periods of growth and development with primary focus on the bone-fat interface. Her current funded studies involve investigations of the contribution of the signals emanating from the bone microenvironment exert effect on other tissue and organs, with particular emphasis on that which occurs prepubertally. Through her various nutrition-related investigations, she has realized the necessity for effective use of metabolomic approaches to understand how variability in endogenous (i.e., tissue metabolism) and exogenous (e.g., diet) metabolite sources affects metabolome profiles.
Biography Updated on 15 May 2012