Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Dr. Laura K. Reed, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama since 2010. She also serves as the co-founder of the International Drosophila Metabolomics Curation Consortium. She received her BS from the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon in 2000 and her Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Arizona. In 2007, she received a NIH-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship to study the genetic and dietary contributions to Metabolic Syndrome-like phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) at North Carolina State University. Professor Reed continues her NIH funded research on the genetic and environmental factors of obesity by mapping the genes contributing to metabolic interactions with diet in fruit flies. Dr. Reed also teaches Integrated Genomics and Evolutionary Biology courses.