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Title: Professor/ Dorris A. Adams Endowed Chair
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Office: 220 Mackay 2302 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 2024
Email: mbreddy@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Cell culture model to assess iron bioavailabilty and nutrient interactions
  • Role of plant hemoglobin in improving iron nutriton
  • Reduction of oxidative stress by soy components to prevent Parkinson's and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Genetic modification of maize with over expressing hemoglobin and ferritin to improve iron bioavailability
  • Antioxidant effect of phytic acid, green tea polyphenols and age-associated oxidative stress specifically related to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Identify novel iron fortificants to enhance iron absorption
  • Involve in international studies to evaluate the role of animal foods for combating iron deficiency
  • Effect of vitamin A and carotenoids on iron metabolism at absorption and at molecular level
  • Iron excess in relation to insulin resistance and obesity

Published works