Meet the Expert: H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe

Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe is a professor and Killam chair in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Dalhousie University. To get to know Dr. Rupasinghe better, we asked him a few questions. 

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.  

Over a decade of investigation of fruit flavonoids to fight against chronic disease 

What do you do in your free time?  

Traveling, reading, cooking, etc. 

What are you currently working on? 

What food bioactives could help most to avoid certain cancers 

What are you passionate about related to your area of expertise? 

Power of non-nutrient food components such as flavonoids in our diet to reduce the risk of diseases