Amie J. Dirks-Naylor received her B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis (1994) and M.S. degree from San Diego State University (1997). She earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida (2002). She completed her post-doctoral research at Stanford University School of Medicine in the department of Radiation Oncology. Amie is currently an Associate Professor at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Her research interests include apoptosis in skeletal muscle and mechanisms of drug adverse toxicities.