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Lab Alumni

Graduate students

Stephan van Vliet, PhD 

Spring 2017

Dissertation title: Regulation of postprandial protein metabolism after food ingestion and exercise

Stephan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Human Nutrition within the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine



Justin Parel, M.S.

Spring 2017

Thesis title: The whole body protein turnover response to the ingestion of intrinsically labeled eggs at rest and after endurance exercise

Justin is a personal trainer in Chicago

Evan Shy, M.S. 

Fall 2016

Thesis title: Effect of meal composition to modulate the anabolic response during recovery from resistance exercise

Evan is the CEO of ShyTown Fitness

Research Assistants


Adam Sukiennik


Meredith (Meddy) Hurd

Project Coordinator: 2017-2018


Undergraduate students



Pictured from left to right: Tommy Pickett, Steven Pochron, Jay Johnson, Brandon Pagni,  Justin Young, Noah Moore, Emily Smiarowski, and Jessica Tyspin  (Not Pictured: Baylee Hussain)