Functional Food and Bioactive Components

The following OSUN Faculty are doing research in Functional Foods and Bioactive components. 

Josh Bomser, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. How dietary phytochemical influence disease progression, specifically cancer.

Richard Bruno, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Bioavailability and dietary requirements of antioxidants and polyphenols, and their antinflammatory activities in cardiometabolic disorders

Steve Clinton, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Diet and Nutrition in the etiology and prevention of cancer. 

Zobeida Cruz Monserrate, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, understanding the molecular mechanisms of how obesity increases the risk of developing pancreatic diseases.

Monica Guisti, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Natural colorants and their potential for health promoting properties.

Earl Harrison, Ph.D., Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Sciences. Transport, metabolism, and functions of retinoids (Vitamin A) and carotenoids.

Rachel Kopec, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Uptake and metabolism of fat soluble vitamin and bioactives; Metabolomics and lipidomics, including unknown metabolite identification and multi-omic integration.

Ken Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology. Nutrient alteration during food processing.

Dana McTigue, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neuroscience and in the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair.  Investigation of metabolic changes and liver function after spinal cord injury.

Yael Vodovotz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Physico-chemical changes in functional foods during formulation, processing, and storage as they impact delivery of bioactives.