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Distinguished Professor and Director of the Food Science Policy Alliance
Field of Study:
Science/policy/regulation; physical-chemical changes in processing; mineral interactions in foods; technological optimization of physiological, functional and bioactive properties of food.
Professor and Department Head
Field of Study:
Strategies to inhibit lipid oxidation; Antioxidants; Impact of processing on bioactive lipids; Altering food lipid bioavailability.
Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
Genomics; food safety; microbial domestication of traditionally fermented foods; bioinformatics
Associate Professor
Field of Study:
Analytical chemistry, Raman spectroscopy, SERS, nanofabrication, rapid detection, characterization, chemical mapping, cell imaging, integration.
Extension Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
Food Safety, Product Development, Commercialization, Food Science Outreach Education.
Distinguished Professor
Field of Study:
Food biopolymers and colloids; oral delivery systems; gastrointestinal fate of nutrients and nutraceuticals; food nanotechnology.
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
Field of Study:
Food safety, biofilm formation and removal; bioactive food components, rapid detection methodology and food fermentations.
Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
Food microbiology; food and environmental virology; eukaryotic virus-bacteria interactions; portable detection and sequencing platforms; viral inactivation strategies and therapeutics; viral concentration techniques.
Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
Sensory evaluation, chemosensory disorders, individual differences, the relationship between diet, perception and chemosensory receptor biology
Professor, Francis Chair and Graduate Program Director
Field of Study:
Functional foods (bioactive food components), biologically beneficial effects of conjugated linoleic acid, obesity, and environmental contaminants and development of obesity and type 2 diabetes
Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
breast milk and infant nutrition | genomics of beneficial microbes | dietary influences on the human microbiome
Professor, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, Honors Program Director
Field of Study:
Diet-based strategy for disease prevention, nutraceutical & natural product bioavailability and metabolism, interplay between dietary components and gut microbiome, enhancement of health benefits of dietary components by food processing and nanotechnology, toxicology of food components.
Assistant Professor
Field of Study:
Colonic inflammation, colon cancer, eicosanoid signaing, environmental exposure