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Bioactive Food Compounds and Health Lab

The research conducted in our laboratory aims to identify and define the beneficial role of bioactive food compounds and functional foods on optimal health in humans. We utilizes translational large animal models and human cohorts to elucidate the mechanism of action of food components on inflammation and neurocognition.

Recent Awards

Franklin Foundation Imaging Grant, University of Georgia, 2020, Stephanie Dubrof

Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2020, Hea Jin Park

Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2020, Xi Fang

Super-Includer Award, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2018, Hea Jin Park

GGBC Illumina Micrbiome mini-grant competition Winner, 2018, Julie Jeon

View all Foods and Nutrition Awards

Research Projects

Our Team

Hea Jin Park

Hea Jin Park

Assistant Professor

Julie Heejin Jeon

Julie Heejin Jeon

PhD Candidate

Stephanie Dubrof

Stephanie Dubrof

PhD Student

Jaclyn Barta

Jaclyn Barta

MS/DI Student

Jillien Zukaitis

Jillien Zukaitis

Double Dawg Student

Keyonna Brannam

Keyonna Brannam

Undergraduate Researcher

Ava Samford

Ava Samford

Undergraduate Researcher

Madison Walsh

Madison Walsh

Undergraduate Researcher

Madison Webb

Madison Webb

Undergraduate Researcher

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Undergraduate Researcher

Alumni

Xi Fang

Xi Fang

Postdoctoral Associate,  Yale School of Medicine

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