Assistant Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science, Food Science and Technology
2001 Fyffe Ct.
348 Howlett Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Human Health
- B.S. Food Science, Cornell University
- Ph.D. Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Jessica Cooperstone, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor with a split appointment between the departments of Horticulture and Crop Science, and Food Science and Technology, and was hired under the Foods for Health Discovery Themes Initiative. She obtained a B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in Food Science & Technology, where she also was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Scientist. Through an interdisciplinary approach, her group is interested in elucidating bioactive compounds from crops and understanding this bioactivity in vivo using pre-clinical and human models. Her group employs targeted and untargeted metabolomics techniques on plants, foods and biological samples. Better understanding what and how compounds from plants can affect health will allow breeding and management of crops to optimize levels of these bioactives to improve health outcomes. Our group has active projects in tomatoes, soy, apples, black raspberries and strawberries. More information can be found at https://phytochemicals.osu.edu/