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Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar

Rohil is a second year Ph.D. student in the field of Food Science and Technology at Cornell University. Rohil holds a Bachelor’s engineering degree in Biotechnology from Delhi’s Baba Saheb Ambedkar Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Cornell University. During his time at Cornell University, he studied the mechanisms of phytochemicals in cancer prevention, and developed grape-pomace based extruded snack products. He also has product development experience working in the food industry in New York. His research interests lie in bridging the gap between nutritional intake and optimal health. He aspires to alleviate the state of persistent micronutrient malnutrition by utilizing scientific strategies to develop affordable and nourishing food therapies.  He is also interested in translating promising bench work findings to real life applications in order to achieve health optimization.