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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...

BamforthProfessor Charlie Bamforth wins Stewardship Award
In recognition of faculty and staff efforts to build a culture of philanthropy, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations each year gives out awards for faculty stewardship, staff stewardship and lifetime achievement in stewardship. The office established these awards a year ago and recently held its second annual award presentation.


Attend the John E Kinsella Memorial Symposium and Lecture
Join us for the 2016 John E. Kinsella Memorial Symposium and Lecture at the University of California, Davis, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science Silverado Sensory Theater on November 10, 2016.


KyriaDr. Kyria Boundy-Mills wins prestigious J. Roger Porter Award
Congratulations to Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the UC Davis department of Food Science and Technology, who has been awarded the prestigious J. Roger Porter Award by the American Society for Microbiology. This award "recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource used by the scientific community".


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"


Yolo Women to Cook Home Recipes in UC Davis Lab Project Aims to Use Surplus Tomatoes to Develop Recipes and Product to Feed the Food-Insecure
Donning aprons and hairnets, 15 women from rural Yolo County will cook home recipes in a lab at the University of California, Davis, in an effort to use locally grown, surplus tomatoes to develop a nutritious product for the food-insecure.


dicaprioFST welcomes new CE Specialist Erin DiCaprio
Dr. DiCaprio joined the Department of Food Science & Technology at UC Davis in June.


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