Dorothy Teegarden, Professor of Foods and Nutrition
Dr. Teegarden focuses on the effect of nutrients in regulating the progression of cancer. Vitamin D has been positively associated with reduced risk of cancers, including breast. Currently, she is studying the signaling mechanisms employed by the active form of vitamin D, 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D, to regulate cell growth, apoptosis and angiogenesis in models for multistage carcinogenesis to better understand the potential of vitamin D as a chemopreventive agent.
For more information on Dr. Teegarden, visit her department website here.