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Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology

The Department of Food Science & Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor specializing in foodborne pathogens. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Microbiology, Food Science, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Systems Biology or a related field.  Areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to microbial ecology, molecular pathogenesis, evolutionary genomics, environmental microbiology and other related topics. 

Apply by October 15, 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...

MontpetitFST welcomes new Assistant Professor Ben Montpetit
Dr. Ben Montpetit is the Department's newest Assistant Professor, a Microbiologist/Yeast Biologist. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Viticulture & Enology.


milkMilk Truck Microbial Study Aims to Improve Dairy Food Safety and Quality
Researchers in the Marco Lab published a paper in mBio that was featured in UC Davis news. The study of microbes in raw milk may help to improve the flavor and safety of dairy foods.


WinterDr. Carl Winter to provide keynote addresses at two international conferences in September
Extension Food Toxicologist and Food Science and Technology Vice Chair Carl Winter will be providing keynote presentations at conferences in Germany and in Singapore in September.


David ReidFST mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus David Reid
The Department was saddened to hear of Reid's passing on August 15. Dr. Reid had been retired since 2008, but remained active on campus with CIFAR. He also sat on scientific advisory committees and was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.


RosenbergDr. Moshe Rosenberg featured the Processed Food Summit in Mexico
FST's Professor Rosenberg was a featured speaker and panelist at the Processed Food Summit in Mexico on July 27-28.


Dr. HarrisDr. Linda Harris begins term as IAFP president
Dr. Linda J. Harris, FST's new Department Chair, begins her term as president of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).


charlie in videoFST professors featured in college's cool video
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently produced a promotional video called "Our College is Cool!", and it features Drs. Charlie Bamforth and Daniela Barile!


Ericka JimCelebration of Life for Professor Emerita Ericka Barrett and Jim Buhlert
There will be a Celebration of Life for Professor Emerita Ericka Barrett and her husband Jim Buhlert, a widely-respected Pilot Plant Manager in the department, on Saturday August 20, 11 AM at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus.


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.


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