Dr. Lynn S. Adams is currently a research fellow at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute in the department of Tumor Cell Biology. Her doctorate, in human nutrition, was obtained from Purdue University where she investigated the mechanisms of Vitamin D regulation of apoptosis in a multistage carcinogenesis model. Dr. Adams conducted her postdoctoral research at the UCLA School of Medicine in the Center for Human Nutrition where she studied the anticancer action of Chinese medicinal herbs and fruit extracts using a panel of human cancer cell lines.
Her current research interest in phytochemicals is directed towards the chemopreventive effects of whole foods and herbal extracts in laboratory, animal and human studies. Most recently, Dr. Adams’s work investigated the mechanisms behind the effects of whole blueberries on triple negative breast cancer tumor growth and metastasis using human breast cancer cell and mouse xenograft models.