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Ana Skomal, Malaysia

Ana Skomal

Ana Skomal is one of seven students to receive the Fulbright Grant. Skomal, who will complete her undergraduate studies in food science and technology this fall, will teach English to schoolchildren in rural Malaysia. Fluent in Spanish and English, she plans to hold yoga classes as part of a women's health club she will start in her community there. Skomal has done a health internship in India and studied abroad in China. She has been active with the student organization Chicanos in Health Education, served as both a medical volunteer and translator at the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic in Sacramento and founded the Yoga Club at UC Davis. She plans on attending medical school to become a family or primary care physician.

Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor

The Department of Food Science & Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Brewing, Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. 

For full consideration, please apply by 12/01/17

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Alumni Class Notes

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...

mango farmersFST Doctoral student travels to Ghana to work on Trellis Fund mango project
Nick Reitz traveled to Ghana with a Trellis Fund project via the Horticulture Innovation Lab earlier this year, working with mango farmers there on postharvest handling and processing. The Trellis Fund is currently recruiting more students.

cookingFSGSA's "Cooking Class" Fundraiser is November 10
Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting another fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

TaftFST Post-doctoral research fellow receives prestigious NIH F32 Fellowship
Dr. Diana Taft, a postdoctoral research fellow in Professor David A. Mills' lab is the recipient of an Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

mitchellDr. Alyson Mitchell elected Fellow of ACS
Professor Alyson Mitchell is a newly elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society!

food safetyPlastic films incorporating N-halamines could sanitize food production facilities
A new publication on Professor Nitin Nitin's work with biofilms has been released.

presenters  FST students and faculty present at IFT on Design Thinking for Food
On June 26, FST students and faculty presented at the IFT annual meeting's IFTNEXT Sessions on Design Thinking for Food.

waste studentsThese UC Davis students are using science to change food waste forever
Congratulations to the students working with Professor Ned Spang on the "End of Waste" project -- they won a Big Bang! prize, and are now featured on Uproxx.com.

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.

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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