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Roberta Hoskin

Senior Research Scholar


Dr. Roberta Targino Hoskin works in the labs of Dr. Mary Ann Lila and Dr. Marvin Moncada. Her primary research interests are focused on the research of repurposing and upcycling strategies directed to the food industry. Her research involves the development of novel nutrient-dense food ingredients and products using sustainable food sources, such as secondary streams of the food industry and underexploited food materials are examples . This green-chemistry approach aims to create high-quality ingredients containing preserved phytoactive compounds at physiologically relevant concentrations. She is also interested in investigating bioactive components in fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs, as well as different encapsulation techniques applied to natural phytoactives. Moreover, the physicochemical attributes and sensory quality of new products developed with innovative plant-based ingredients are among her main professional interests.


PhD Chemical Engineering Federal University of RN; University of Massachusetts

MS Nutrition Federal University of RN

BS Chemical Engineering Federal University of RN


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