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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...

winnersUCD students win the 2016 IFTSA College Bowl Competition and more
UC Davis wins the 2016 IFTSA College Bowl Competition and Outstanding Chapter for Organizational Growth.


babyFST professors featured in the New Yorker article
The article is an edited excerpt of Ed Yong's new book, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. The excerpt focuses on the milk and lactation research affiliated with the Foods for Health Institute.


german and winterThe Institute of Food Technologists recognizes Professors German, McCarthy and Winter
IFT was good to UC Davis this year, with awards for 3 faculty. Each of them was recognized at the Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting on July 16, 2016.


HarrisDr. Linda Harris begins term as department chair
Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Linda Harris is FST's newest department chair. She began her five-year term on July 1, replacing Professor Mike McCarthy who retired on June 29.


babyProtein-Trapped Sugar Compounds Nourish Infant Gut Microbes
FST researchers have shown that an enzyme produced by beneficial microbes in babies intestines is able to harvest specific sugar compounds from human breast-milk and cows milk.


Glenn YoungProfessor Glenn Young awarded Vietnamese Medal of Honor
Professor Glenn Young was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor by the government of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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.


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