Michael Dzakovich

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ph.D., Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University
M.S., Horticultural Science, Purdue University
B.S., Horticultural Science, Purdue University

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Dr. Michael Dzakovich’s research lies at the interface of plant genetics and human nutrition. Currently, Michael is working in the lab of Dr. Mario Ferruzzi to enhance the Ferruzzi Lab’s capabilities to screen large populations of crops for both water soluble and fat soluble phytochemicals and determine their bioaccessibility.

Previously, Michael was a USDA National Needs Research Fellow in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. Michael’s research combined plant breeding, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and the use of animal models to understand how genetic diversity influences potentially health-promoting compounds in tomatoes. Prior to his dissertation research, Michael conducted his M.S. research at Purdue University and studied the effects of supplemental light on the chemical and sensory properties of greenhouse tomatoes.

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Michael Dzakovich