Making News

DiCaprio Research spotlight on Dr. Erin DiCaprio: Viruses and food safety
Dr. DiCaprio's research program focuses on produce safety related to foodborne viruses, control measures for foodborne viruses, and food safety risks associated with emerging viruses.

Izzy FST PhD student Izzy Castner wins AASHE Campus Sustainability Research Award
The award recognized work presented in a paper titled "The Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network: A Multi-Institution Program to Research and Reduce Nitrogen Pollution".

Ryan Dowdy How FST Grad Student Ryan Dowdy Fights Climate Change
Ryan Dowdy's research could revolutionize California's food and agriculture industry while simultaneously fighting climate change. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Food Science graduate group works with Assistant Professor Christopher Simmons to convert biological food waste into electricity.

Irene Yim FST Grad Student Irene Yim's Mission to Improve Food Safety
Grad student Irene Yim was recently profiled on the Grad Studies website. Read about her research in food safety that's supported by her professional cooking background.

panelists Dr. Christine Bruhn facilitates discussion of the film "Food Evolution"
Recently, Dr. Christine Bruhn facilitated a discussion of Food Evolution, an IFT-commissioned film addressing genetic engineering, with NCIFT Young Professionals.

beer Sign up for the Brewing Science summer abroad program in the UK
The brewing of beer represents the most exquisite convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a product that is as complex as it is delightful. Sign up today to learn all about it in the heart of England.

Bruhn award CE Specialist Emerita Dr. Christine Bruhn wins IAFP Lifetime Achievement Award
Christine Bruhn is the recipient of the 2017 International Association for Food Protections Lifetime Achievement Award.

mango farmers FST 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.

Taft FST 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.

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

brewery Sierra 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 cover FST 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.