"To put it simply, we want people to get the most “bang for their bite.”
The Dzakovich Lab’s research program is broadly focused on the mechanisms and regulation of phytochemical metabolism in plants, how phytochemicals are absorbed from the diet, and how plant foods impact human health.
Our long-term goal is to help develop nutritionally enhanced crop cultivars and define agricultural practices that meet the unique challenges of our growing population. To accomplish this goal, we work at the interface of plant physiology, genetics, analytical chemistry, and nutrition to holistically understand how changes in plants affect human health. Our group endeavors to both answer basic questions in plants and animals while providing translational outputs that benefit consumers.