Kayla L. DeShane, DAcOM, LAc
Department of Integral Studies
DAOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2018
MAcOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2017
BS, University of Texas, 2013
Dr. DeShane received her Bachelor’s in Nutrition Science from the University of Texas at Austin with focuses in nutrition research, anatomy, & physiology. While applying to medical schools, Dr. Kayla worked at a retinal surgery center and realized she wanted to pursue a more holistic approach to treating the imbalances of the body. Dr. Kayla received both her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. While completing her doctorate, she was part of the inaugural resident group treating veterans at the Austin Outpatient Clinic as part of a collaboration with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Her doctoral quality improvement project focused on the importance of acupuncture’s role in pain management for those with opioid dependence, specifically in integrative healthcare models. She is currently a junior faculty member and lecturer at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine for the Doctoral course, Principles of Nutrition. When she is not teaching in Austin, Dr. Kayla serves as the Lead Acupuncturist and clinical director for the Modern Acupuncture Dallas group, managing three clinic locations and a team of seven acupuncturists.
Dr. Kayla has always been active in sports as a swimmer, runner, cyclist, and has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. In her spare time, she loves eating, hiking, and camping around Texas with her husband and their energetic Border collie/Aussie pup!
- Licensures and Certifications
Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Texas - AC01816
NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
- Research Experience
Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Human Ecology, The University of Texas at Austin
Upper Division Undergraduate Research 2013
Research advisors: Dr. Alessia Lodi
DNA extraction and sequencing
Gel electrophoresis,Polymerase chain reactions(PCR), Western blot, Southern blot
Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) method for detection of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)
Bacterial transformation for gene cloning
UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, The University of Texas at Austin
Research & Laboratory Assistant 2012-2013
Research advisors: Dr. Jerry Brand & Dr. David Noble
Maintaining the integrity of the collection through sterile transfer practices, preparing stock solutions and media for growth of organisms.
Data collection and record management of research projects