Mukai, Motoko

Cornell Faculty Member
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I am a toxicologist/veterinarian and interested in research that will advance and improve chemical food safety. There are strong interconnections between animal feed contamination and human food chemical safety issues. With globalization of the food market and in anticipation of a future food crisis, food production with the help of food technologies are inevitable in order for ensure human food security. On the other hand, safety of chemical compounds found in food, whether it is unintentional (e.g. packaging migrants, by-product of processing, pesticide and drug residues) or intentional (e.g. food additives and even worse in adulteration), is a growing concern. My lab is specifically focused on study of endocrine disruptors found in food.