Quick bio: Dr. Jessica Cooperstone is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Horticulture and Crop Science, and Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University, and was hired under the Foods for Health focus area of the Discovery Themes Initiative. She and her team are interested in understanding the chemical basis for the health benefits associated with fruit and vegetable rich diets. From fundamental studies in crops, to nutrition-based clinical trials, her group works across the plant-food-nutrition-health continuum. Jess and her team are located at the interface of plant, food and nutrition sciences, and utilize bioinformatics based approaches with the goal of conducting the basic and applied research needed to make healthier fruits and vegetables.
Background: B.S. Food Science, Cornell University, Ph.D. Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University, Postdoctoral Research, Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Contact: cooperstone dot 1 at osu dot edu