Angela Poff, PhD

Research Associate, University of South Florida

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Angela Poff is a Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hendrix College in Conway, AR.  She completed her graduate work at the University of South Florida where she earned a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences.  Angela worked as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at USF from 2014 – 2015.  Her research focuses on the development and characterization of metabolic-based, non-toxic therapies for cancer and neurological disorders.  She has presented her work at many national and international scientific conferences, including the Keystone Symposia on Tumor Metabolism, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, and the Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies.  She is on the planning committee of the annual Metabolic Health Summit and travels to give lectures to varied audiences on science and research related to ketosis. Angela is passionate about teaching and worked as an adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa where she instructed night classes in Anatomy and Physiology during her doctoral and postdoctoral tenure.  She currently also works as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa where she teaches a Master’s course on Cellular Bioenergetics and Metabolism.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, dogs, and cats.