The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Shawna Wicks, Ph.D.

Gene Nutrient Interations & Transgenics

PhD, 2007, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Mynatt, Randall L.

Current Research:
Combining techniques for testing behavioral and functional responses with mitochondrial bienergetics and in vivo mechanistic genetic analysis; also to include the effects of botanicals on control of energy utilization.

Other Research Interests:
The ability of nutritional and environmental interventions to affect energy metabolism, with downstream effects upon motor/behavioral dysfunction.