North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
United States of America
Dr. Renee Strauch works as a Sr. Scientist in Dr. Mary Ann Lila’s lab, and their research focuses on the bioactive compounds found in some foods that benefit human health when consumed. Berries, such as blueberries, black currants, and cranberries, have high levels of polyphenols and are associated with heart-health, neuroprotective benefits, cancer chemoprevention and antidiabetic properties. The mechanisms by which these polyphenols improve our health and reduce disease incidence, however, is not known. Using her experience in biochemistry, natural products chemistry, HPLC-MS and metabolomics, Renee is working to identify plant bioactives, understand their metabolism, and define the mechanisms by which they impact human health.
biochemistry, natural products chemistry, HPLC-MS and metabolomics