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neurochemist , Nutritional biochemist

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.


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.


  • License nutritionist. Certified nutrition specialist.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

John Reilly

Mary Cusack McKenna

Alan Mink

John Morris McKenna Mink McKenna