Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Mark Failla, Ph.D.

Faculty Emeritus
Human Nutrition
College of Education and Human Ecology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: digestion, absorption, intestinal metabolism, bioactive compounds, gut heath, bioavailability

Our research team uses in vitro and in vivo models to investigate the gastrointestinal metabolism and efficiency of absorption of health-promoting compounds in plant foods and dietary supplements. We also are investigating the activities of these compounds in maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract. The planned Center will provide us with opportunities to further expand our collaborations with talented colleagues at OSU. Moreover, the trans-disciplinary emphasis of the Center creates a uniquely rich environment for the training of my students in the many areas for which I lack expertise and insight.

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