Corinne Cannavale received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology degree with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. She then joined the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience lab during the summer of 2017. Corinne’s main research interests are in learning and memory, specifically, how memory can be modulated through different health behaviors. Her main research projects are in understanding how diet and obesity-related chronic inflammation can impact memory function. In her free time, Corinne enjoys science communication and outreach, reading, and cooking.
Member of the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Lab
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. Specifically, I am studying how carotenoids can impact inflammatory status and memory in children and adults with overweight and obesity.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Class of 2017 Bachelors of Science, Molecular and Cell Biology, Chemistry
Egg Nutrition Center Young Investigator Award
Khan, N.A., Cannavale, C.N., Iwinski, S.J., Liu, R., McLoughlin, G.M., Steinberg, L.G., & Walk, A.D.M. (2020). Visceral adiposity and diet quality differentially influence cognitive abilities and early academic skills among preschool-age children. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2, 548.
Edwards, C.G., Walk, A.M., Cannavale, C.N., Flemming, I.R., Thompson, S.V., Reeser, G.R., Holscher, H.D., & Khan, N.A. (2019). Dietary choline is related to neural efficiency during a selective attention task among middle-aged adults with overweight and obesity. Nutritional Neuroscience 1-10.
Cannavale, C.N., Hassevoort, K.M., Edwards, C.G., Thompson, S.V., Erdman, J.W., Holscher, H.D., Burd, N.A., Cohen, N.J., & Khan, N.A. (2019). Serum lutein is related to relational memory performance. Nutrients, 11 (4), 768.
Edwards, C.G., Walk, A.M., Cannavale, C.N., Thompson, S.V., Reeser, G.E., Holscher, H.D., & Khan, N.A. (2019). Macular Xanthophylls and Event-Related Brain Potentials among Adults with Overweight and Obesity. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 1801059.
Khan, N. A., Walk, A. M., Edwards, C. G., Jones, A. R., Cannavale, C. N., Thompson, S. V., Reeser, G.E., & Holscher, H. D. (2018). Macular Xanthophylls Are Related to Intellectual Ability among Adults with Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients, 10(4), 396.