Master of Science – Nutrition and Food Science

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Thesis: Effect of the Human Adenovirus AD-36 on cholesterol metabolism on humans using Hamster model.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD)

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Fulfilled Registered Dietitian Eligible (RDE) coursework and internship requirements.

Master of Science – Dietetics and Food Service Management

Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Thesis: A Comparative Study on the Popularity of Commercial Weaning Foods to Home Made Weaning Foods amongst Urban Mothers.

Bachelor of Science – Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India


  • Staff presentations on various health topics at Michigan Clinical Research Unit(MCRU)

“Health Benefits of Spices”, December 2008

“Obesity as an Infectious Disease, December 2006

  • “Healthy Eating for Preschoolers”, August 2007, Class Presentation and Hands on Activity for 3-5yr age group children, The Learning Experience, South Lyon, MI
  • Contributions in the official newsletter of the National Association of GCRC Bionutritionist,

  • Kapila M., Vander Wal J.,  Klurfeld D.M, McBurney M.I, Cho S., Dhurandhar N.V;  “Effect of a post-dinner snack and partial meal replacement program on weight lossInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Volume 57, Issue 1 & 2 February 2006 , pages 97 – 106
  • Kapila M, Peterman D, Han-Markey T.; “Dietary Management of Wilson’s Disease”. Poster presentation at the Michigan Dietetic Association annual meeting 2006.
  • Kapila M, Greenberg N, Sass K, Bijlani S, Hardy WW, Dhurandhar N. V; “Peptide D4 decreases triglycerides and glucose levels in Humans”. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal 2004, 18 (5).
  • Kapila M., Greenberg N., Sass K., Bijlani S., Hardy W.W., Dhurandhar N.V; “Peptide D4 decreases triglycerides and glucose levels in Humans”. Poster presentation, Experimental Biology 2004 Washington DC, April 2004.
  • Kapila M, Kershenbaum C., Rochester Center for Obesity Research, Crittenton Weight Management Center, Rochester Hills, MI. “Rise in serum cholesterol and triglycerides in morbidly obese patients after undergoing weight loss treatment”. Obesity Reports – Obesity: NAASO’s newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 8, October 2003
  • Kapila M., Dhurandhar N.V, Khosla P.; “Short-term effects of the adiposity promoting adenovirus, Ad-36, on hamster lipoproteins“. Poster presentation at North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), October 7-9, 2001, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Kapila M, Khosla P and Dhurandhar N.V; Short term effects of adiposity promoting adenovirus, Ad-36, on hamster lipoproteins. Obesity Research 2001; 9:145 S


 American Dietetic Association
 Member: Nutrition Entrepreneur, Dietary Pratice Group, Weight Management Dietary Practice group.
 Obesity Society