Vidya Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor Vidya ChandrasekaranHer scientific research also includes examining the impact of energy drinks on tissue healing in animal cells.Recently,  Chandrasekaran and three undergraduate student collaborators, co-authored the article, "The effects of energy beverages on cultured cells," which appeared in the "Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology," published by Elsevier.   Their research was also highlighted in the online site of "Prevention" magazine in the article "The Bizarre Reason To Skip The Energy Drink" and in the daily online news service "Beverage Daily" in the article ""Top energy drink delays ‘wound closure': US study." 

Chandrasekaran can address a variety of science-related news topics involving biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and the impact of highly caffeinated ingredients within energy drinks on individuals, especially young people.

She can be reached by email at vc5@stmarys-ca.edu or by phone at 925-631-4251.  For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu.

USA Today, CNBC Interview SEBA's Kara Boatman About Growth of NFL Luxury Boxes

In a news story about the business of sports and Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, USA Today and CNBC tapped Economics Professor Kara Boatman for insight on the growth of luxury boxes in National Football League stadiums.

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