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
  • Precision Fermentation
  • Microbiomes
  • Flavor and Sensory Evaluation
  • Science Communication
Priyanshi Chaturvedi M.S.
  • Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Non Thermal Technologies
  • Food Justice
  • Food Waste
  • Sustainability
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
  • Obesity
  • Gut Microbiota
Leena Hilakivi-Clarke
Abigail Kisch M.S.
  • Mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Nutrition
Kathleen Hill Gallant
Sara Kleba Ph.D. Zata Vickers
Brittany Kralik Ph.D.
  • Plant proteins
  • Protein chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • 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
  • Biosensor
  • 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