Research seminar: November 20, 2020

Understanding human and bovine milk digestion

November 20, 2020

This seminar is co-sponsored by the CPHHS Nutrition Program.

David Dallas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

The overall aim of David's research is to identify novel, evolutionarily relevant bioactive compounds in human and bovine milk and the extent to which they survive throughout the digestive system. In particular, he is interested in bioactive milk proteins and fragments of proteins—peptides—released within the mammary gland and during digestion. Milk peptides have an array of known functions, including antimicrobial and immunomodulatory actions that are relevant to infant health.