Yael Vodovotz, PhD
College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Food Science & Technology
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
Yael Vodovotz, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on the chemical changes of functional foods in bioactives delivery.
In particular, she uses molecular, structural and macroscopic analysis to characterize food material behavior in differing conditions and modify these products to deliver bioactives to targeted organs.
One of her recent studies showed that, because anti-apoptotic and pro-inflammatory molecular biomarkers are essential to oral carcinogenesis and are modifiable, they could be biomarkers of molecular efficacy for black raspberry-mediated oral cancer chemoprevention.
Dr. Vodovotz has co-authored many articles in well-known publications, including Journal of Food Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Cancer Prevention Research and Food Chemistry.