NCI Spotlight Investigator: Dr. Yael Vodovotz
Yael Vodovotz, PhD is a Professor and director of CAFFRE (Center for Advanced Functional Foods, Research and Entrepreneurship) at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, where she works on physico-chemical and molecular properties of foods with an emphasis on carbohydrate systems and functional foods using techniques borrowed from polymer and material sciences. Her laboratory has been formulating foods as targeted delivery of bioactives that are easily incorporated into traditional diets. Dr. Vodovotz received her BS in food science from the University of Illinois, her MS in food science from the University of British Columbia, and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts. In collaboration with the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and the OSU College of Medicine, Yael is working to discover methods to use foods and food components to prevent cancer or to serve as an adjuvant to traditional cancer therapies.