Graduate Students

Title Degree Areas of Interest Advisor
Allison Bailey Ph.D. Daniel Gallaher
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
Meredith Bonde M.S. Len Marquart
Theresa Bushman Ph.D. Xiaoli Chen
Drew Carter Ph.D.
  • Cellular Agriculture
  • Microbiomes
  • Science Communication
Priyanshi Chaturvedi M.S.

Food Processing

Food Chemistry

Non Thermal Technologies

Food Justice

Food Waste


Kumar Mallikarjunan
Estephany Cortes Ortega M.S.
  • Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Quality in Food
  • Research and Development


Steven Bowden
Megan Edelman M.S.
  • Dietary fiber and the gut microbiome
  • Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and gut microbiome modulation
  • Maternal and pediatric nutrition
Joanne Slavin
Holly Husband M.S.
  • Plant-based protein
  • Protein chemistry
  • Ingredient chemistry
  • Food applications
Pam Ismail
Theresa Krista Jolejole Ph.D.

Maternal and Child Nutrition

Breast Cancer


Gut Microbiota

Leena Hilakivi-Clarke
Abigail Kisch M.S.

Mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease


Clinical Nutrition

Kathleen Hill Gallant
Sara Kleba Ph.D. Zata Vickers
Brittany Kralik Ph.D.

-Plant proteins

-Protein chemistry


-Extrusion -Consumer behavior

-Alternative, innovative food products

Pam Ismail
Erik Lindstrom M.S. Dr. Xiaoli Chen
Leslie Loehr M.S. Pam Ismail
Islam Mabrouk Ph.D. Chi Chen
Qingqing Mao Ph.D.
  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Metabolomics
Chi Chen
Devon McDonald M.S.

Flavor Chemistry of Plant Protein.

Gary Reineccius
Jawadul Misir Ph.D.

Food Safety

Food Processing

Kumar Mallikarjunan
Zahra Moazzami M.S.

Adipose tissue metabolism, Ketone metabolism, Iron metabolism

Hai-Bin Ruan
Sonali Raghunath Ph.D.

Food Engineering and Process Design

Non Thermal Processing

Food Proteins

Product Development and Innovation

Food Safety and Quality

Dairy Chemistry and Technology

Ingredient Chemistry

Business Management

Kumar Mallikarjunan
Rebekah Schulz Ph.D. Len Marquart
Lei Shan Ted Labuza
Rui Su M.S.
  • Biochemistry
  • Metabolomics 
Chi Chen
Phanatchakom Sutham M.S.

Food Microbiology


Food Safety/Antimicrobial Technology

Food Processing (Nonthermal Processes)

Kumar Mallikarjunan
Chrissy Tingle M.S. Job Ubbink
Katie Wibbens M.S.

- Food Systems

- Nutrition and the Microbiome

- Natural Sweeteners (Stevia)

Len Marquart
Xiaohan Wu M.S. Gary Reineccius
Brigitta Yaputri M.S.
  • Plant protein modification & application
  • Food research & development (innovation)
  • Food waste management/utilization
  • Nutrition and health
Pam Ismail
Junwei Zhang Ph.D. Chi Chen