PhD, University of Utah, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, 2022
MS, University of Utah, Biotechnology, 2011
Btech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, Biotechnology, 2007
Dr. Prasoona Karra earned her PhD from the University of Utah in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. The primary goal of her research is to identify biomarkers for obesity-related cancer prevention and early detection strategies. Dr. Karra comes from a background in basic sciences with extensive training in epidemiology and over 6 year of research experience in the industry. She is a recipient of the prestigious National Cancer Institute F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award. For the K00 postdoctoral phase of this award, she is working with Dr. Salas and Dr. Christensen labs studying metabolic dysregulation, accelerated aging and obesity-related cancer risk and mortality.