The Cooperstone lab is interested in better understanding how factors affect the biosynthesis of phytochemicals and how these compounds affect human health. By better characterizing plants, we can better understand how they affect health while developing novel germplasm designed to test specific nutritional hypotheses. To do this, our group uses a variety of targeted and untargeted metabolomic approaches. To this end, our group is a mix of plant, food and nutrition scientists with diverse experiences and perspectives allowing us to uniquely tackle research challenges.
The Cooperstone lab can include graduate students from Horticulture and Crop Science, Food Science and Technology and the interdisciplinary Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program. Undergraduates can be from any department on campus. We also accept visiting scholars from others universities or institutions.