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Past Predoctoral Member: Daniella E. Chusyd, MA

Daniella E Chusyd Graduate Student Trainee
Department of Nutrition Sciences
Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Volker Hall G005
1670 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 934-4008
Fax: (205) 996-2074
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Daniella received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Florida. She then went on to earn her Masters of Arts in Government from the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya in Israel (cum laude honors), while playing professional basketball. In 2012, Daniella started the Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program at UAB. Her research interests involve diet influence on body composition and the impact on metabolic and physiological processes in African elephants (Loxodonta africana), as well as energetics.


Body composition and inflammation in overweight and obese cycling and non-cycling zoo African elephants (Loxodonta Africana).” Eppley Foundation. (Granted April 2014)

Years: 2013 - 2018
Mentor(s): Timothy R. Nagy, PhD (primary); David B. Allison, PhD; Steven N. Austad, PhD