Diana E. Roopchand, Ph.D.


Research Interests

Interactions between dietary components, gut microbiota, and intestinal epithelium strongly influence host health. We use a multidisciplinary approach to understand the cause-effect relationships behind these associations and develop scientifically-validated therapies for the prevention, management and treatment chronic diseases. Current projects use animal models, tissue culture, microbiology, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, and molecular biology techniques to investigate mechanisms of action of dietary polyphenols in models of metabolic syndrome.