Julia Olayanju

Julia Olanyanju


Julia Olayanju holds an M.S. degree from West Texas A & M University and is completing her Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics at Rutgers University. Her dissertation is focused on understanding the anti-cancer activities of moringa isothiocyanates (found in cruciferous vegetable: Moringa oleifera) and its mechanism of action in breast cancer cells. Julia has keen interest in understanding how specific food types can be employed to delay the onset of diseases in people with high risk for cancer. She actively participates in community outreach events focused on inspiring, educating and empowering people to live healthier lives through nutrition. An entrepreneurial thinker, she co-founded Foodniche, a company that takes the pain out of finding nourishing and affordable dining experiences.

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