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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

Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2021, Jaclyn Barta

Graduate Student Degree Accelerator Award, University of Georgia, 2021, Julie Jeon

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

Dr. Hea Jin Park

Dr. Hea Jin Park

Associate Professor

Ms. Julie Heejin Jeon

Ms. Julie Heejin Jeon

PhD Candidate

Ms. Stephanie Dubrof

Ms. Stephanie Dubrof

PhD Student

Ms. Jaclyn Barta

Ms. Jaclyn Barta

MS/DI Student

Ms. Jillien Zukaitis

Ms. Jillien Zukaitis

Double Dawg Student

Ms. Keyonna Brannam

Ms. Keyonna Brannam

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Ava Samford

Ms. Ava Samford

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Madison Walsh

Ms. Madison Walsh

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Madison Webb

Ms. Madison Webb

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Jessica Williams

Ms. Jessica Williams

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Jazzmyn Fequiere

Ms. Jazzmyn Fequiere

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Symaria Shans

Ms. Symaria Shans

Undergraduate Researcher

Ms. Samantha Garcia

Ms. Samantha Garcia

Undergraduate Researcher

Alumni

Dr. Xi Fang

Dr. Xi Fang

Postdoctoral Associate,  Yale School of Medicine

 

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