University of Alabama at Birmingham
Clinical Nutrition Research Center
1670 University Blvd
Volker Hall, Room G005
Birmingham, AL 35294-3360
Phone: (205) 975-9675
Fax: (205) 934-7050
Daniel L. Smith, Jr., Ph.D., is a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research is focused on nutrition and metabolism in relationship to aging and disease using a number of model organisms including budding yeast, zebrafish and rodents. He is currently exploring non-invasive methods to quantify and study brown adipose tissue in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging, high-throughput quantitative methods to study the effect of nutrition on cellular lifespan using the yeast model and dietary interventions/optimization in both zebrafish and mice to increase lifespan and prevent disease.