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News article: CFAES’ Cooperstone recognized for research that improves tomato nutrition

Congratulations to Jessica Cooperstone, one of eight early-career scientists selected nationally to receive a 2019 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). 

Cooperstone was recognized for her research at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Her project, “Improving the nutritional quality of tomatoes,” combines plant breeding/genetics, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and nutrition to help develop tomatoes that are healthier for humans. 

News article: Cooperstone named Chair-Elect of Carotenoid and Retinoid Research Interest Group

Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Cooperstone has been elected Chair-Elect of the American Society for Nutrition's Carotenoid and Retinoid Research Interest Group (CARIG).

News article: Ohio State Researchers: Eating Tomatoes May Protect Against Skin Cancer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Could eating a tomato a day help keep skin cancer away — or at least lessen the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancers? Researchers at The Ohio State University think the answer is maybe, based on promising results of a new study of how nutritional interventions can modulate the risk for skin cancers in mice.