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Microbiology Junior Specialist

Professor David A. Mills, at the University of California, Davis, Department of Food Science and Technology, is seeking to fill a 100% time, Step 1 Junior Specialist to join our research team studying the gut microbiome. Our team is working to understand gut health as it relates to diet. Our research focuses on the fundamental biology of keystone bacteria that colonize animal gastrointestinal tracts. Apply by July 1, 2016.

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Food Engineering Postdoctoral Scholar

The Food Engineering Lab is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to work in the area of food gastric digestion and transport processes. The successful candidate will work on projects relating to design and validation of in vitro digestion systems, data analysis and interpretation, and physical and chemical analysis of food digestion products. Open until filled.

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Alumni Class Notes

Laureen Shihemi 2014, Bachelor of Science, Food science and technology.

Xueqi (Shirley) Li 2013, M.Sc., Food Science.

Kullanart Tongkhao 2011, Doctoral, Food Science.

Welcome to Food Science & Technology

The internationally recognized Food Science and Technology Department makes food healthier, tastier, and safer for consumers. Students complete a rigorous scientific curriculum that prepares them well for the numerous job opportunities available in the food industry or for graduate studies in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences and medicine.


Making News...

langeFST seniors learn process of creating new food products
Students taking Food Product Innovation and Development had the idea and set about developing "Beer Bites"


wineMicrobiological "fingerprints" are a clue to good wine
FST professor David Mills, expanding on his research into the role of microbes in winemaking, says individual wines can have very specific microbial "fingerprints" -- and suggests winemakers can use this information for quality control.


bangFST student pulls in a win at the Big Bang Business Competition
Dustin Heeney, a graduate student in the Marco lab, took home 2nd place in this year's Big Bang! Awards Ceremony!


DianeDiane Barrett wins 2016 Outstanding Research DSA Award
Retiring professor Diane Barrett is going out with a bang! She has won yet another award, this time for outstanding research.


 Tiffany Wiriyaphanich was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award
Tiffany Wiriyaphanich a graduating senior was awarded the outstanding senior award on May 23 for excellent academic achievement, outstanding contribution to the academic environment through active involvement with faculty and fellow students and for demonstrating leadership. Congratulations Tiffany!


zeyaFST grad student awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship
Zhengyao "Zeya" Xue has been awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship from the Trustees of Feeding tomorrow, the Foundation of IFT.


nitinProfessor Nitin selected as first Barrett Fellow
After a competitive selection process, Department Chair Mike McCarthy announced on May 6 that Associate Professor and Engineer N. Nitin would be the first holder of the Diane M. Barrett Fruit and Vegetable Faculty Fellowship.


benBen Golomb was awarded the Max Kleiber Graduate Research Award
Ben Golomb, a recent FSGG PhD graduate and member of the Marco lab, was just awarded the Max Kleiber Graduate Research Prize for his PhD thesis, and will be acknowledged at the 2016 Graduate Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 23. One of Bens thesis research papers was just published in Nature Scientific Reports. This paper shows how probiotic Lactobacillus and the indigenous microbiota adapt for growth in the small intestine. Congratulations Ben!


dianeDiane Barrett Fellowship and International Tomato Processing Symposium, May 6, 2016
The International Tomato Processing Symposium is scheduled for May 6th, 2016, in the Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute, on the University of California, Davis campus. There will be a retirement dinner following, in the adjoining Good Life Garden. This symposium is designed for tomato processors, breeders, grow-ers, marketers and UC-affiliated researchers.


dowdy awardSimmons Lab student wins Arla Foods Fellowship
The Arla Food Fellowship was awarded to Ryan Dowdy, a second year doctoral student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Ryan works in the laboratory of Professor Christopher Simmons. Ryan's research project will combine renewable desalination of dairy waste streams with improved membrane technology. He will receive $40,000 from Arla Foods to support one year of his research.


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