Erich Grotewold, Ph.D.
Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: inflammation, cancer prevention, plant metabolic engineering, flavonoids, anthocyanins
I bring to the Center expertise in manipulating plant metabolic pathways with the purpose of altering the content of specific compounds, or to make in particular plants (e.g., crops) compounds normally not present. Towards these objectives, my research group utilizes a number of molecular and cellular approaches, which include increasing or decreasing the function or expression of regulatory proteins that control particular biosynthetic pathways. We benefit from the expertise provided by the Center in understanding what the consequences are of such alterations in the nutritional properties of the engineered plants.
New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells' "superpower" to escape death. Read more
The Food Innovation Center would like to congratulate Erich Grotewold for his leadership in the launch of the new Center for Applied Plant Sciences. Read more