Galaxie Story, RD, LDN
PhD Student, Sela Laboratory, Department of Food Science
Galaxie is a PhD student in the Sela Lab at UMass Amherst. Previous to joining the Sela Lab, she completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition at UMass Amherst, along with her dietetic internship. In addition to her graduate work, Galaxie also works as a clinical dietitian at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. Her interests include plant bioactives (such as CBD), host microbial interactions, and the effect of dietary intake on the human gut microbiome. Ultimately, she would like to pursue a career in clinical research related to gut microbiota, dietary components, and human health.
Galaxie is assisting the Briere Lab with the Sleep and Human Milk Research study, specifically in collecting milk, fecal, and saliva samples from participants, processing samples, and using qPCR to assess gene expression.