Amanda joined the Gastrointestinal Lab in the fall of 2014, as a student worker, and graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2015, with a BS in biomedical science and double major in entomology. She went on to complete a master’s degree with the GI Lab in May of 2017, working with measuring fecal lactate in dogs with GI disease. She continued her research with the GI Lab, focusing on the role of amino acids and other metabolites in gastrointestinal diseases, and obtained her PhD in May 2022. Her current work focuses on assay development and optimization using various analytical instrumentation, including HPLC, GC-MS, and LC-MS-MS.
Outside of the lab, Amanda enjoys volunteering at the humane society TNR program and learning how to cook from Pinterest.