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Born and raised in Alaska, Savannah attended the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Natural Science and Biology, respectively. She also served as an adjunct instructor, teaching assistant, research assistant, and term instructor in UAA's Biological Sciences Department from 2011 until 2017. Her undergraduate teaching foci included foundational biology laboratory courses for STEM students (including general biology, cell biology and genetics), non-majors introductory biology, and human anatomy and physiology lecture and laboratory courses for health sciences students. Savannah joined the Research Advancement team in ASU's School of Life Sciences in October 2017.
University of Alaska Anchorage - M.S. in Biological Sciences, Aug 2014
University of Alaska Anchorage - B.S. in Natural Sciences, Dec 2010. Cum Laude.
Morrell, A., Tallino, S., Yu, L., and Burkhead, J. L. (2017). The role of insufficient copper in lipid synthesis and fatty-liver disease. IUBMB Life 69(4):263-270.
Tallino, S., Duffy, M., Ralle, M., Cortés, M. P., Latorre, M., and Burkhead, J. L. (2015). Nutrigenomics analysis reveals that copper deficiency and dietary sucrose up-regulate inflammation, fibrosis, and lipogenic pathways in a mature rat model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 26(10):996-1006.
Tallino, S. (2014). Copper deficiency and sucrose consumption: Factors in the “western diet” and their relationship to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cognitive decline (Order No. 1563531). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. (1612508555).