Brittany Kralik

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1334 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
United States

Pam Ismail

BS in Dietetics, Master's of Food and Nutrition - both completed at Bowling Green State University in Ohio


Brittany is a Food Science PhD student in Dr. Ismail's Plant Protein Innovation Center at the University of Minnesota. Fueled by her educational background in nutrition and dietetics, she is passionate about the connection that exists between human and environmental health. Her doctoral research involves blending selected plant proteins to optimize functionality, flavor, and nutrition of the blend. Outside of the lab, Brittany enjoys traveling, getting to know her new home of the Twin Cities, and volunteering her free time.

Areas of Interest

  • Plant proteins
  • Protein chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • Extrusion -Consumer behavior
  • Alternative, innovative food products

Select Publications

Kralik, et al. Farm to table: a multidisciplinary approach comparing fish from aquaponics with traditional production methods. Aquaculture. 2022. 552(15).