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Mary Catherine McKenna

Mary Catherine McKenna, American neurochemist, nutritional biochemist. License nutritionist; certified nutrition specialist.


  • McKenna, Mary Catherine was born on December 17, 1945 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Daughter of John Reilly and Mary Cusack McKenna.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Maryland, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1979.


    • Graduate teaching and research assistant department chemistry University Maryland, College Park, 1973-1978, affiliate assistant professor department food and nutrition, institute administrator, since 1983. Research assistant professor department pediatrics University Maryland School Medicine, Baltimore, 1982-1993, research associate professor, 1993-1998, associate professor, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • License nutritionist. Certified nutrition specialist.


    • Member editorial board Development Neurosci., since 1993, Journal Nutrition, 1995-1998, Metabolic Brain Disease, since 1999, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 2001.


    Active Boy Scouts American. Member of Cousteau Society, International Society Neurochemistry/American Society for Neurochemistry (joint program committee 1996, 2000), Bradley Pediatric Society, American Forestry Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Society Neuroscience, American Chemical Society, American Society Neurochemistry (council 1995-1999, program committee 1999—2000, secretary 1999—2001, Marion Kies award committee 1991-1996), Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (theme Representatives Experimental Biology 1994-1995, nominating committee 1999), American Institute Nutrition (tellers committee 1986-1988, theme coordinator 1990, chairman 1991, nominate committee 1999), American Association of University Women, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sierra Club, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Alan Mink, December 18, 1974. 1 child, John Morris McKenna Mink.
    • father: John Reilly
    • mother: Mary Cusack McKenna
    • spouse: Alan Mink
    • child: John Morris McKenna Mink McKenna
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    Born December 17, 1945
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      University Maryland
    • 1979
      University Maryland
    • 1973 - 1978
      Graduate teaching and research assistant, department chemistry University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1982 - 1993
      research assistant, professor department pediatrics University Maryland School Medicine
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States