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Christian E. Behrens Jr.

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
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Christian is originally from Miami, Florida. He attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, earning his B.S. in Nutrition and Foods, and Exercise Science as well as his M.S. in Dietetics. Christian’s research interests include oxidative metabolism, the formation of reactive oxygen species and the role nutrition may play in attenuating the negative effects of both. Additionally, Christian works with UAB’s Athletic Department as a Sports Dietitian, assisting UAB’s athletes with attaining maximum performance and body composition for their respective sport.


  1. Christopher Demczar, Christian Behrens, Lindsay Baltz, Vincent Georgescu, Daniel Arminavage, Jason C. Brown, Devin Fussell, T. Cate Trate, Steve R. McAnulty, Lisa S. McAnulty, Edward K. Merritt. Can aged skeletal muscle inflammation susceptibility be modulated with daily consumption of an anti-inflammatory food? Submitted to Journal of Applied Physiology.
  2. Georgescu, Vincent; de Souza Junior, Tacito; Behrens, Christian; Barros, Marcelo P; Alves Bueno, Carlos; Utter, Alan C.; McAnulty, Lisa S.; McAnulty, Steven R. Effect of Acute Dehydration on Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Capacity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism – Accepted 2/1/2017.

Years: 2017 - present
Mentor(s): Jose Fernandez, PhD, Gordon Fisher, PhD, and Brenda Bertrand, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.