Maternal to Adolescent Eating, Nutrition and Development (M2AENAD) Laboratory
Grace Shearrer, PhD
Dr. Shearrer earned her PhD in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Shearrer specializes in maternal and child nutrition behavior.
Grace is from Denver, CO but now lives happily in Laramie, WY with her husband and their 4 cats (yes 4). Grace loves playing soccer, making green chile, and hanging out with her 2 brothers.
Sara Ghasem Pour
Sara joined the M2AENAD lab in Spring 2022. She is a Master's student in the field of Human Nutrition with a passion for understanding the complex relationship between eating behavior and nutrition. As a member of the dedicated team at the Maternal to Adolescent Eating, Nutrition, and Development (M2AENAD) Lab, she is working to identify bio-behavioral risk factors for overeating and excess weight gain.
Muzayyana (Yanko) Akhmadjonova
Emily Polson joined the lab in 2023 as a research assistant. She has enjoyed working on the mROC-T project. She is a junior studying Human Nutrition and Food.
"I have a passion for nutrition and plan on attending grad school after my undergrad to pursue an RD. In the future, I want to focus on disease prevention through diet and promoting nutrition education. In my free time, I enjoy playing pickleball and traveling.. I look forward to furthering my education and participating in the great research the lab produces."
Michaela Eddy joined the lab in 2024 as a research assistant. She is a junior studying Human Nutrition and Food as well as International Studies. Michaela has plans to obtain a PhD and a career in research related to global longevity and preventative healthcare.