Nutrigenomics, trace mineral bioavailability, dietary mineral deficiencies, physiological biomarkers, bioactive compounds, the microbiome, and the functionality and morphology of the small intestinal brush border membrane (which is the nutrients' digestive and absorptive surface)
My team conducts multidisciplinary research that links the research fields of food science and nutrition in order to better understand how diet and physiological status affect intestinal functionality, morphology and the microbiome. We aim to better understand how diet and physiological status affect intestinal functionality, morphology, the microbiome and overall health. Beyond research, our lab is interested in training future generations of scientists and educating the public about the value of scientific research and knowledge (both basic and applied research).
Areas of Expertise
Trace Mineral Bioavailability
Dietary Mineral Deficiencies
Functionality and Morphology of the Small Intestinal Brush Border Membrane
Food Science and Technology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 2005
Master of Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 2001
Bachelor of Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 1998
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