Skip to main content

Corinne Cannavale

Profile picture for Corinne Cannavale

Contact Information

906 S Goodwin Ave Room 309

Research Areas

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Advisor - Naiman Khan


Corinne Cannavale received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology  degree with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017. In 2021, Corinne received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Corinne is interested in understanding how dietary carotenoids can impact cognitive and visual function, neural structure, and connectivity. Additionally, Corinne is interested in the interrelationships between diet and obesity and their impact on brain health and visual function.

Research Interests

Macular Xanthophylls

Dietary Carotenoids

Visual Function

Optical Coherence Tomography

Hippocampal Function



Research Description

My research aims to understand how inflammation associated with diet and obesity can impact cognitive functioning. In the lab, I utilize a variety of tools to assess diet, metabolism, and body composition. Through cross-sectional and intervention studies, we use these tools to understand how human health can impact functioning of the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and visual system. Specifically, I am studying how carotenoids can impact inflammatory status and brain structure and function across the lifespan. 


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Class of 2021, Doctorate, Neuroscience

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Class of 2017, Bachelors of Science, Molecular and Cell Biology, Chemistry 


Precision Nutrition Initiative Seed Grant Awardee 

Egg Nutrition Center Young Investigator Award

Recent Publications