- Undergraduate Education
- B.S./M.S. in Nutrition, University of Bonn, Germany, 1998
- Graduate Education
- Food Science and Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2004
- Postdoctoral training, Pharmaceutics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006
- Excellence Award for Mentoring, Nutrition and Food Science Dept, Texas A&M University, 2011
- Excellence Award for Research, Nutrition and Food Science Dept, Texas A&M University, 2009
- ASN Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, 2009. American Society of Nutrition
- Courses Taught
- FSTC/NUTR 410: Nutritional Pharmacometrics of Food Compounds
- FSTC/NUTR 610: Graduate Pharmacometrics of Food Compounds
- FSTC 314: Food Analysis
- FSTC/NUTR 420 Sustainable Nutrition and Food Processing in Brazil
- FSTC/NUTR 420 Mediterranean Nutrition and Food processing in Italy
Area of Expertise
Dr. Susanne Talcott’s research focuses on translational pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of botanical compounds and their physiological metabolites related to inflammation, cancer prevention, and intestinal health with a focus on human clinical trials.
Millions of Americans consume plant based foods, including dietary supplements and functional foods with the hope of preventing or even treating inflammation and associated chronic diseases. However, limited research is investigating safety, efficacy and dosing recommendations of non-nutrient bioactive food compounds. Hence, consumers, public health care, as well as food industry, have little to no guidance related to the efficacy, safety and intake recommendations. The overall objective of our laboratory is to investigate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of bioactive plant compounds and their metabolites and their anti-inflammatory efficacy in the reduction of risk factors for chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease and their underlying molecular mechanisms. , pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and underlying molecular mechanisms in a translational research approach (bench to bedside) of polyphenolics in fruits and vegetables in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team. It is our long-term goal to contribute valuable information to the future development of dosing recommendation for these non-nutrient food components that meets the needs of public health care, patients and consumers, and food and dietary supplement industry.
- Kim, H, Venancio, VP, Fang, C, Dupont, AW, Talcott, ST, Mertens-Talcott, SU et al.. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) polyphenols reduce IL-8, GRO, and GM-SCF plasma levels and increase Lactobacillus species in a pilot study in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Nutr Res. 2020;75 :85-94. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2020.01.002. PubMed PMID:32109839 .
- Barnes, RC, Kim, H, Mertens-Talcott, SU, Talcott, ST. Improved recovery of galloyl metabolites from mango (Mangifera indica L.) in human plasma using protein precipitation with sodium dodecyl sulfate and methanol. Food Res. Int. 2020;129 :108812. doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2019.108812. PubMed PMID:32036936 .
- Enes, BN, Moreira, LPD, Silva, BP, Grancieri, M, Lúcio, HG, Venâncio, VP et al.. Chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) effects and their molecular mechanisms on unbalanced diet experimental studies: A systematic review. J. Food Sci. 2020;85 (2):226-239. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.15003. PubMed PMID:31972052 .