Terri Krakower, Ph.D.
Joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in April, 2013 as a Research Assistant Professor. She will focus on implementing a new research investigation to study the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in decreasing suicide risks in military veterans, and contributing to the new Nutrition Center. Dr. Krakower earned her doctorate in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and prior to that, she received graduate training in Nutrition at the University of California at Davis and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston. She also conducted biomedical research as a post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Prior to arriving at MUSC, Dr. Krakower was the Associate Director of Research Initiatives in the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she developed and managed new, research and training programs. She also worked for several years at the National Institutes of Health in the Office of Dietary Supplements where she developed and managed several national nutrition programs, including the congressionally mandated IBIDS database of scientific publications about dietary supplements for public access and the first federally-approved Dietary Supplements Fact Sheet.