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Ariela Thomas

Thomas, Ariela
Ariela Thomas
Graduate Student Food Science
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Committee Chair:  Dr. Stephen Talcott

Research Statement:  My research interest is on bioactive plant compounds and their metabolites, focusing on their extraction and stability, as well as their anti-inflammatory efficacy against acute and chronic inflammation. The aim of my investigation is the development of different combinations of polyphenols and other bioactive compounds capable of mitigating inflammatory states, taking into consideration potential synergistic interactions among compounds and the best formulation to improve the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of those compounds.