Christopher Weghorst, Ph.D.
Environmental Health Sciences
College of Public Health
Associate Dean for Research
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: comparative carcinogenesis, molecular carcinogenesis, cancer prevention, oral cancer, cancer susceptibility
I bring to the Center an interest and expertise in the areas of molecular and comparative carcinogenesis; focusing on the biological mechanisms, genetic susceptibility and chemoprevention of head and neck and cervical cancer development. My research program has three primary areas of research: i) genetic susceptibility of cancer, ii) food-based cancer prevention and iii) the translational assessment of prevention approaches in human clinical trials. I look forward to continuing cross-college and -industry collaborative efforts focused on broadening innovative research on foods that positively impact public health.
FIC members Christopher Weghorst, Steven Clinton, and Yael Vodovotz were recently highlight in the National Cancer Institute's Annual Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for fiscal year 2010 for their work on functional foods. Read more