Dr. Lisa Renzi Hammond earned her B.S., M.S. and doctorate degrees in from the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr. Renzi Hammond specialized in neuroscience and later life neurological development and studied the ways in which implementing behavioral changes influenced neural growth and development, as well as risk for acquired neurological diseases.
Dr. Renzi Hammond completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin and combined her neuroscience and perceptual foci with nutrition science by spanning three different disciplines at Texas: the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Nutrition Sciences. Dr. Renzi Hammond also served as a visiting scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she was a member of the Carotenoids in Health Laboratory.
Following her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Renzi Hammond returned to the University of Georgia, where she founded the Human Biofactors Laboratory and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of carotenoids and visual and neurological function. She has presented this research in a wide variety of national and international venues. Currently, Dr. Renzi Hammond serves as an investigator in the Human Biofactors and Vision Sciences Laboratories at the University of Georgia, where she conducts clinical research on populations across the lifespan.
Note: Dr. Renzi Hammond will be teaching new courses under the GRNT prefix, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, beginning Fall 2017. She will still be supervising undergraduate research assistants in collaboration with Dr. Hammond.
Dr. Renzi Hammond has a full lab for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 but will begin accepting Biology, Psychology and Public Health students again in Spring 2018.