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|
|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. 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. Hunger and satiety responses to diets enriched with cottonseed oil vs. olive oil, Physiology & Behavior, in review 2022.