Indika Edirisinghe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), a research consortium of the United states Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is also the associate Director/ Center for Nutrition Research at IFSH.
Dr. Edirisinghe has nearly 15 years experiences in the area of nutritional science, biochemistry and molecular biology. His research focuses on the effect of polyphenolic compound on endothelial function, blood pressure regulation, insulin resistance, inflammatory and oxidative stress responses during acute and chronic interventions. The research approach includes human cell culture, animal models and human clinical trials.
He has authored over 40 peer reviewed-original research articles and has over 100 total publications including other articles, meeting presentation and book chapters. He is a member of a variety of professional organizations including: The American Society for Nutrition (ASN), The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and The American physiological society (APS).