Advisor - Dr. Zobeida Cruz Monserrate
Valentina Pita is a 2nd year Ph.D. student from Venezuela. She is part of the Interdisciplinary Nutrition Program at OSU. Currently, she is interested in studying the role that certain nutrients play in pancreatic cancer progression and investigating how pancreatic cancer patients can benefit from particular diets and exercise regimes. Moreover, she is interested in the gut microbiome-pancreas interaction and how it is influenced by the presence of pancreatic cancer. Valentina hopes to make a significant contribution to the efforts of ending this disease.