Staff - Thaisa Cantu-Jungles

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Thaisa Cantu-Jungles Post Doc Email Icon tcantuju@purdue.edu Staff Icon Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Hamaker

Thaisa Cantu-Jungles received her B.S. in Nutrition from the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil). She has earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). In 2015 she joined Dr Hamaker’s group as a vising scholar for a year to conduct part of her Ph.D. research. Her research has focused in the structural characterization of dietary fibers from fruits and its applications in the biological field. In 2018 she rejoined Dr Hamaker’s group as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of dietary fiber fermentation by the gut microbiota.