Jessica Cooperstone, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Horticulture & Crop Sciences (70%) and Food Science & Technology (30%) under the Discovery Themes Initiative in Foods and Health.  She received her B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology from The Ohio State University.  Following her doctoral degree, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Scientist in Food Science & Technology at The Ohio State University.  The Cooperstone lab is interested in better understanding how factors affect the biosynthesis of phytochemicals and how these compounds affect human health.  By better characterizing plants, we can better understand how they affect health while developing novel germplasm designed to test specific nutritional hypotheses.  To do this, our group uses a variety of targeted and untargeted metabolomic approaches.