Thomas Knobloch received his B.S. in Biology with an interdisciplinary concentration in Neuroscience from John Carroll University, and his M.S. in Ichthyolology/Phycology from the same Institution. Following work as a Field Specialist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife/Ohio Department of Natural Resources, he joined the research staff at The James in 1990, first with the Division of Hematology/Oncology and later with the Department of Otolaryngology. He subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from The Ohio State University and continued as an NCI-sponsored post-doctoral fellow on the Carcinogenesis, Molecular and Cellular Biology T-32 Training Grant. Dr. Knobloch is an Adjunct Faculty member and Research Scientist in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the College of Public Health. His interests include the mechanisms of molecular carcinogenesis and their interaction with food-based cancer risk reduction strategies following a “Bench to Bedside,” “Crop to Clinic,” and “Farm to Pharma” philosophy. Dr. Knobloch’s work currently emphasizes the role of black raspberry and strawberry phytochemicals and their associated bioactive derivatives and metabolites. His research efforts focus on defining translationally relevant molecular profiles that occur during the multistep process of oral carcinogenic progression in a manner that will advance the understanding of food-based intervention strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. These molecular signatures are ultimately directed at improving diagnostic, prognostic, and existing standard of care practices for disease prevention.
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