Elad Tako is a research physiologist at the USDA/ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health at Cornell University. Dr. Tako's formal academic training in Animal Science was completed in Israel at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University (Ph.D), additionally during his graduate and post graduate studies Dr. Tako was collaborated and trained at North Carolina State University and Cornell University, USA. Elad is part of a multi-disciplinary research team that collaborates with several international institutions aimed at alleviating dietary mineral deficiencies in at-risk populations. His research approach utilizes both cellular and animal models to assess mineral bioavailability (including iron and zinc) in standard and biofortified food crops (including maize, beans and lentil). Additionally, his research focuses on better understanding the cellular pathways that participate and/or control iron and zinc intestinal absorption.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012