- Ph.D. Student Food Science
Committee Chair: Dr. Stephen Talcott
Research Statement: Elayna is a first year PhD student in the lab of Dr. Stephen Talcott. She works on the development and validation of an analytical method to recover mango metabolites from human and animal blood plasma. She uses LC MS instrumentation pinpoint steps in the protocol that interfere with identification and quantification. Determination of mango metabolites in plasma elucidates the metabolism of polyphenolic compounds in pharmacokinetic studies.