Mark Failla, Ph.D.
College of Education and Human Ecology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Interim Faculty Lead - Foods for Health Discovery Theme
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.
Mark Failla awarded society’s highest honor in nutrition Read more
Mark Failla, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Sciences and former FIC co-director, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholar grant by the U.S. Department of Education. Read more
FIC researchers uncover the beneficial relationship between consumption of berries and oral bacteria could possibly prevent periodontal disease and oral cancers. Read more