Graduate Students

Title Degree Areas of Interest Advisor
Loren Avalos M.S. Zata Vickers
Allison Bailey Ph.D. Daniel Gallaher
Yara Benavides Ph.D.

Characterization of undesirable aroma compounds along different extraction processes from pea flour to pea protein extract.

Dr. Gary Reineccius
Radhika Bharathi Ph.D.
  • Applied Food Science & Product Development
  • Food Chemistry
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry, Technology and Processing
  • Starch Chemistry and Technology
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Food Processing Operations
  • Science communication for food science and nutrition
  • Food Quality & Regulation
Dr. George Annor
Theresa Bushmn M.S. Xiaoli Chen
Drew Carter Ph.D.
  • Cellular Agriculture
  • Microbiomes
  • Science Communication
David Baumler
Yuni Choi Ph.D.

Nutritional Epidemiology (dietary pattern and chronic disease development)

Dr.David Jacobs
Dr. Nicole Larson
Jessica Dryke M.S. Len Marquart
Laura Eckhardt M.S. Pam Ismail
Abbey Foglesong M.S. Carrie Earthman
Allie Fons M.S.

Mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr. Kathleen Hill Gallant
Staci Gallahue M.S. Len Marquart
Cole Guggisberg Ph.D. Moon-Suhn Ryu
Yue Guo Ph.D. Chi Chen
Gretchen Gustafson M.S.
  • Food Processing
  • Dairy Processing
Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan
Eleanore Hansen M.S.
  • Food Safety
  • Food Regulations
  • Food Microbiology
  • Toxicology and Epidemiology
Steve Bowden
Laura Hooper Ph.D.

Weight stigma experienced during adolescence and young adulthood: associations with disordered eating and weight-related health risk behaviors.

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
Azzairia Jackson M.S. Marla Reicks
Dilpreet Kaur
  • Dairy Science Food Chemistry
  • Product development
  • Continuous Improvement/ Lean six sigma
Dr. Schoenfuss & Dr. Kumar
Sara Kleba Ph.D.
Riley Larson M.S. JoAnne Salvin
Derek Lin Ph.D. Xiaoli Chen
Qingqing Mao Ph.D. Chi Chen
Abbie Masciangelo M.S. Marla Reicks
Devon McDonald M.S.

Flavor Chemistry of Plant Protein.

Gary Reineccius
Zahra Moazzami M.S.

Fuel utilization in brown fat.

Dr. Hai-Bin Ruan
Vaidehi Narkar M.S. B. Pam Ismail
Sonali Raghunath Ph.D.
  • Food Proteins
  • Engineering/ Processing
  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Product Developement
  • Studying the effect of pulsed electric field processing and cold plasma treatments on milk derived protein concentrates (MPC and MCC)
Kumar Mallikarjunan, Tonya Schoenfuss
Madeleine Salisbury M.S.
  • obesity
  • eating behaviors
Shalamar Sibley
Kendal Schmitz Ph.D.

Mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr. Kathleen Hill Gallant
Allie Schneider M.S. Pam Ismail
Rebekah Schulz M.S. Joanne Slavin
Lei Shan Ted Labuza
Rachel Stark M.S. Daniel Gallaher
Chrissy Tingle M.S. Job Ubbink
Maheshwari Viragi M.S. Steven Bowden
Jiayi Alice Zhang M.S. David Smith