Mary Catherine Prater
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Bachelor of Science||Nutrition||Oregon State University||2019|
Catherine is currently conducting her doctoral research in the Human Nutrition Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Jamie Cooper. Her research interests include understanding how components of the habitual diet influence risk factors for chronic diseases with a particular interest in promoting cardiovascular health.
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Graduate student travel award - international travel||University of Georgia Graduate School||2023|
|Graduate Student Travel Funding||UGA Obesity Research Initiative||2022|
|The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Patsyjane O'Malley Memorial Scholarship||The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation||2023|
|Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship||UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2023|
|Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship||UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2023|
|Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award||UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2023|
|Graduate Student Travel Funding||UGA Obesity Research Initiative||2023|
|Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (ODSA), Dietetic Internship||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2023|
|Graduate Student Travel Award||UGA Obesity Research Initiative||2023|
|NUTR Graduate Student Travel Funding Award||UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2022|
|Graduate Student Travel Funding Award||UGA Graduate School||2022|
|The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Janette Smith Memorial Scholarship||The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2022|
|Hazel and Gene Franklin Scholarship||University of Georgia||2022|
|Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship||Universtiy of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition||2021|
|Tumlin fund Graduate Student Travel Funding||Universtiy of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition||2020|
|Graduate student research poster presentation competition||The University of Georgia Obesity Initiative Symposium||2020|
|Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship||Universtiy of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition||2019|
|LIFE Scholars fellowship||Oregon State University||2018|
|Jason Seeley Memorial Award||Oregon State University||2018|
Prater M.C, Scheurell A.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. No observed difference in inflammatory and coagulation markers following diets rich in n-6 polyunsaturated fats vs. monounsaturated fat in adults with untreated hypercholesterolemia: a randomized trial. 2023. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. PMID: 37619782
Prater M.C, Scheurell A.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. Hunger and satiety responses to diets enriched with cottonseed oil vs. olive oil. 2022. Physiology & Behavior. PMID: 36427543
Prater M.C, Scheurell A.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. Metabolic Responses to Eight Weeks of Consuming Cottonseed Oil v. Olive Oil in Adults with Dyslipidemia, a Randomized Trial. 2022. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. PMID: 36056703
Keller R.M, Beaver L.M, Prater M.C, Truong L, Tanguay R.L, Stevens J.F, Hord N.G, Nitrate exposure reprograms hepatic amino acid and nutrient sensing pathways prior to exercise: a metabolomic and transcriptomic investigation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). 2022, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. PMID: 35928228
Prater M.C, Scheurell A.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses to Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil vs. Olive Oil in Adults with High Cholesterol in a Randomized Trial. 2022, Journal of Nutrition. PMID: 35511204.
Keller R.M, Beaver L.M, Reardon P, Prater M.C, Truong L, Robinson M, Tanguay R, Stevens J, Hord N.G, Nitrate-induced improvements in exercise performance are coincident with exuberant changes in metabolic genes and the metabolome in zebrafish skeletal muscle. 2021, Journal of Applied Physiology PMID: 34043471
García-Jaramillo M, Beaver L.M, Truong L, Axton E.R, Keller R.M, Prater M.C, Magnusson K.R, Tanguay R.L, Stevens J.F, Hord N.G, Nitrate and nitrite exposure leads to mild anxiogenic-like behavior and alters brain metabolomic profile in zebrafish. 2020, PLOS One PMID: 33382700
Axton E.R, Beaver L.M, St. Mary L, Truong L, Logan C.R, Spagnoli S, Prater M.C, Keller R.M, Garcia-Jaramillo M, Ehrlicher S.E, Newsom S.A, Robinson M.M, Tanguay R.L, Stevens J.F, and Hord N.G. (2019) Treatment with Nitrate, but Not Nitrite, Lowers the Oxygen Cost of Exercise and Decreases Glycolytic Intermediates While Increasing Fatty Acid Metabolites in Exercised Zebrafish. Journal of Nutrition, 149(12), 2120-2132. PMID: 31495890
Keller R.M, Beaver L.M, Prater M.C, Hord N.G, Dietary Nitrate and Nitrite Concentrations in Food Patterns and Dietary
Supplements, 2017, Nutrition Today doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000253
Prater M.C, Scheurell A.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. Eight weeks of daily cottonseed oil intake attenuates postprandial angiopoietin-like proteins – 3 and – 4 responses compared to olive oil in adults with hypercholesterolemia. In review. Nutrition Research.
Pinaffi-Langley A.C, Dajani R.M, Prater M.C, Nguyen H.M, Vranken K, Hays F, Hord N.G. Dietary nitrate from plant foods: a conditionally essential nutrient for cardiovascular health, in review, Advances in Nutrition.
Prater M.C, Polley K.R, Paton C.M, Cooper J.A. Improvements in markers of inflammation and coagulation potential following a 5-day high-fat diet rich in cottonseed oil vs. olive oil in healthy males. In review. Cytokine.