Megan graduated with a double major in Exercise Science and Chemistry from Baker University in 2014. Soon after Megan came to the University of Arkansas in the Summer of 2014 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology under the mentorship of Dr. Nic Greene in the Integrative Muscle Metabolism Laboratory. Megan completed her Master’s Thesis titled “Autophagy regulation after diet and exercise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” in the Spring of 2016 and began her PhD studies as a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Summer of 2016. Megan’s research interests include autophagy as a mediator of muscle health as well as sex differences in progression and etiology of muscle diseases. Megan also serves as the Undergraduate ACSM student quiz bowl coach as well as the Exercise Science Research Center graduate assistant.
When Megan is not in the lab she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and cooking tasty food for friends. She also semi-competitively runs in local races, finishing 2nd overall for women at the Bentonville half marathon the past two years.