Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Tracey Papenfuss, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Experimental Pathologist

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(614) 292-7343
papenfuss.1@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Safety, Obesity
Obesity specialties: inflammation, translational research
Areas of Expertise: regulatory and mucosal immune responses, mucosal immunity to infectious disease, comparative and translational immunology, animal modeling of human disease

I will contribute my expertise in immunology, comparative and translational modeling of human disease and experimental pathology to the study of infectious and inflammatory disease which impact both peripheral and mucosal immunity.  My research investigates how immune cells are modified by microenvironmental factors (e.g. vitamin A and enteric viral infection) and how dysregulation of these immune cells leads to pathology.  I believe that I contribute a unique expertise in comparative animal modeling of immune responses that will further the mission of the Food Innovation Center.

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