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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nutrition, Georgia State University

Dr. Elfakhani is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nutrition in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Prior to joining GSU, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

She received a PhD in Nutrition and a minor in Molecular Biology from Texas Woman's University in 2013. Her research interests during her academic years and post-graduation have focused on investigating the effect of cottonseed derived isoprenoids (via down-regulation of the mevalonate pathway) on adipocyte differentiation and tumor cell proliferation, using adipocyte and cancer (melanoma, prostate, pancreatic) cell lines, respectively.


  • 2015–present
    Posdoctoral Research Fellow in Nutrition, Georgia State University
  • 2013–2014
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Calgary


  • 2013 
    Texas Woman's University, PhD in Nutrition
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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