Dorothy Klimis-Zacas


🥦 Nutrition, 🧪Biomedical science, 🫀Cardiovascular disease, 🍩 Food science, 🩺 Human health, 🫐 Wild blueberries

Klimis-Zacas studies how diet influences cardiovascular health and the development and treatment of chronic diseases. Specifically, her research unravels how these conditions respond to antioxidant bioactive compounds that are found in berries native to Maine. Her recent work focuses on the development and testing of a biomedical prototype composed of wild blueberry bioactives on chronic wounds. Visit Klimis-Zacas’ biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Klimis-Zacas balances time between teaching (50%) courses about food and nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, trace minerals, and lipids, diet and cardiovascular disease, and research (50%) on unraveling mechanisms of bioactive compounds in berries attenuating oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation, the cause of several chronic diseases.

Appointment details

Klimis-Zacas’ work is supported by:

  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Nutrient Bioavailability–Phytonutrients and Beyond. Hatch Multistate project number ME031910.