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Assistant Professor

The Department of Food Science & Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is recruiting an Assistant Professor specializing in foodborne pathogens with a PhD in Microbiology, Food Science, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or a related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a research program on basic and applied aspects of food microbiology with specific focus towards microbial food safety with applications relevant to California agriculture and the food industry in general. 

For full consideration, please apply by 2/15/17

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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. We’re looking for an addition to 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. An additional outcome of this research translatable therapies, diagnostics and tools that maintain and promote gut health and prevent dysbiosis.

For full consideration, please apply by 12/2/16

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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...

yeastyCome learn about yeast at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museums Day
The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection and the Wine Yeast and Bacteria Collection are participating in the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museums Day on Saturday, February 18, 2017.


Christine BruhnChristine Bruhn recognized by Walmart
Cooperative Extension Specialist Emerita Christine Bruhn was recognized as a "Food Safety Champion".


WinterDr. Carl Winter featured in Washington Post blog
Dr. Winter was interviewed about his research on toxicology of conventional produce vs. organic produce.


FST alum profiled in the New York Times
Henry Yeung, who was a graduate student in Christine Bruhn's lab, is featured in the New York Times' Job Market section. He's interviewed about his position as a sensory analyst for Driscoll's.


BamforthProfessor Charlie Bamforth on Science Friday radio
Dr. Bamforth's knowledge was sought by the producers of the national radio show to find out what carbonation bubbles are made of, how they form, and how the fizz in champagne stacks up against beer foam.


brewerySierra Nevada Brewing owners establish endowment in the FST Brewing Program.
Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and his wife, Katie Gonser, have presented UC Davis with a $2 million gift to support the campus' renowned brewing science program.


tea fieldsFST supports the Sensory Aspects of Tea: Global Tea Initiative 2nd Annual Colloquium
This colloquium will feature a full day of events, with a tea tasting in the morning in the Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Theatre and talks in the afternoon.


audienceSuccessful FST Research Symposium held on December 8
Congratulations to all of those who participated in the FST Research Symposium, and to the postdocs and graduate students who won "best poster" awards!


barileAssociate Professor Daniela Barile selected as a Chancellor's Fellow
Associate Professor Daniela Barile has been selected to be a 2016-17 Chancellor's Fellow!


journal coverFST Ph.D. candidate makes the cover of the Journal of Food Science
Ph.D. candidate Molly Spencer's research on a coffee taster's flavor wheel has made the cover of the Journal of Food Science.


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