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Daniel L. Smith, Jr. PhD

Assistant Professor
304A Webb Nutrition Sciences Building
1675 University Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35294
205) 934-4086
(205) 934-7050

Daniel L. Smith Jr., Ph.D., is a faculty instructor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at UAB. His research focuses on nutrition and metabolism in relationship to aging and disease using a number of model organisms including budding yeast, zebrafish, and rodents. He is currently exploring non-invasive methods to quantify and study brown adipose tissue in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging, high-throughput quantitative methods to study the effect of nutrition on cellular lifespan using the yeast model and dietary interventions/optimization in both zebrafish and mice to increase lifespan and prevent disease.