|Scientist ‘E' |
His research deals with understanding the molecular mechanisms of nutrient absorption/interactions and their modulation by other dietary components for providing useful means of developing food based approaches for alleviating micronutrient malnutrition. He is part of the research team that is studying the mechanism of absorption, interactions and bioavailability of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A carotenoids. He is also involved in characterizing the iron absorption enhancing components from milk, meat, poultry and other traditional plant sources with known Hematinic activity. He specializes in using in vitro approaches to simulate digestion and study the absorption, metabolism, and transepithelial transport of nutrients using cell culture models.