Faculty – Food and Nutritional Toxicology

Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D., California, Davis, 1994. Bacterial responses to environmental challenges; food microbiology; food safety. Kim, H., H. Marquis, and K. J. Boor. “Sigma B contributes to Listeria monocytogenes invasion by controlling expression of inlA and inlB”. Microbiol. (in press 2005).

Dan L. Brown, Ph.D., Cornell, 1981. Nutritional toxicology; effects of naturally occurring feed toxicants on animal metabolism; poisonous plants. Boyer, J. D., D. C. Breeden and D. L. Brown. “Acer Rubrum toxicity in the horse: Isolation, identification and characterization of the oxidant compounds”. American Journal of Veterinary Research. (2002).

Rui Hai Liu, Ph.D.,(Toxicology), Cornell, 1993. Diet and cancer, natural bioactive compounds and free radicals in aging and carcinogenesis, functional foods/nutraceuticals and herbal remedies for cancer and hepatitis. Boyer, J., Brown, D., and Liu, R.H. “In vitro digestion and lactase treatment influence uptake of quercetin and quercetin glucoside by the Caco-2 cell monolayer”. Nutritional Journal, 4:1, (2005).

Charles C. McCormick, Ph.D.,North Carolina State, 1979. McCormick CC, Parker R., The cytotoxicity of vitamin E is both vitaminer- and cell-specific and involves a selectable trait. J Nutr 134:3335-3342, 2004.

Motoko Mukai, D.V.M, Ph.D. (Toxicology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.  My research group studies toxicological effects of chemical compounds found in food and water, especially in regards to endocrine disrupting compounds that are found in low concentrations but bioaccumulate/biomagnify in the environment.  For current opportunities in the Mukai lab, visit http://foodscience.cals.cornell.edu/graduate/applying/current-opportunities.

Barbara J. Strupp, Ph.D.,Cornell University, 1982. Neurobehavioral teratology and toxicology; developmental toxicology; low-level lead exposure: determination of the cognitive processes affected; development of improved therapeutic intervention (chelating agents); elucidation of the underlying mechanism of action. Stangle, DE., Strawderman M, Smith D., Kuypers M, & Strupp BJ. “Repeated regimens of Succimer show different treatment efficacy in brain versus blood in a rodent model of childhood lead exposure”. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112:302-308, (2004, online Oct. 31, 2003).