Faculty Experts: Dr. Edralin Lucas
From OSU Research
Dr. Lucas’ research focuses on the role of nutrition, particularly phytochemicals, in promoting cardiovascular health and preventing/reducing chronic disease. She uses cell cultures and animal models to understand if and how bioactive food compounds can reduce chronic conditions and then applies the information learned to develop effective prevention strategies in humans. She has been PI or co-PI of more than $4.5 million in external funding to support her work. In addition, she is a co-author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles, 6 book chapters and a co-editor of a book on arachidonic acid. Click here for more information on Dr. Lucas' research.