Agata McNew is a Research Associate at the Center for Translational Research in Aging&Longevity in the Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University. She studied Biotechnology at West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland, where she obtained her Master of Science in Engineering in 2010. After graduation, she completed post-diploma studies from Human Nutrition and Health Promotion at the same university and then registered for a Ph.D. degree conferment procedure at Faculty of Agronomy and Bioengineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences. Her thesis is focused on identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for reproductive performance of Sus scrofa domestica (domestic pig) and molecular analysis of candidate genes for those traits. In her current work, Agata’s research interest encompasses genomic and metabolic impact of nutrition in animal and human models with emphasis on energy metabolism in obesity.