Archived News

Archived News

Assistant Specialist-DiCaprio Lab

October 18, 2022
Candidates qualified for the Assistant Specialist position should have a Master’s degree in the area of food science, food safety, microbiology, or related field, or expertise consistent with four to six years of training and/or experience in the relevant area of research and specialization, or possession of a relevant baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of research experience.

$4 Million Endowment Bolsters UC Davis Viticulture and Enology

July 27, 2022

The University of California, Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology has received a $4 million endowment that will provide support in perpetuity for the kind of research and education that has made the department world renowned in its field.

The endowment, given anonymously, will fund unique projects that use and further develop analytical tools, advanced technologies and techniques, and equipment.

Andy Waterhouse Retires in June after 31 Years with the Department of Viticulture & Enology

May 27, 2022

Thank you to Professor Andrew Waterhouse for all he has done for the department and the university.  He will be retiring at the end of June 2022.  He has served as department chair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and, most recently, Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. He has been a great mentor to many students and is always ready with an industry connection when a student is looking for that first internship.

Heard it Through the Grapevine

May 27, 2022
Welcome to Luis Diaz-Garcia! 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is excited to announce that Luis Diaz-Garcia will be joining the department as a new faculty member and grape breeder, starting July 1, 2022! Welcome to UC Davis V&E! Ted Rieger has written a nice introduction to Luis, which can be found here.

Course Profile: VEN 125L

May 24, 2022

VEN 125L Sensory Evaluation of Wine Laboratory
Hildegarde Heymann 

The sensory evaluation of wine laboratory tries to do four things simultaneously, in only 10 weeks! The four objectives are:  

Research Profile: Montpetit Lab

May 24, 2022

The people: Research in the Montpetit lab is driven by a dedicated group of scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and staff levels. Current members of the lab arrived here at UC Davis from other parts of California, the US, Canada, and Japan.  

Student Profile: Mireia Domenech Lopez

May 24, 2022

Student standing:
Second year M.Sc. candidate  

Degree/Focus/interest areas:
Viticulture and Enology. My focus is on precision viticulture, GIS and phenotyping genetic mapping populations  

Where are you from originally?
Sant Martí Sarroca, Barcelona, Spain  

Department Seminar Series - May 18, 2022

May 16, 2022
You are invited to attend the Food Science department seminar on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 4:10 PM PDT. For the remainder of this quarter, the first year Food Science graduate students will present their research. This is a great way to see what is going on in other labs.

FSPCA PCQI Course, August 9-11th, 2022 in Brewery, Winery, Pilot Plant

May 16, 2022

FST's Dr. Erin DiCaprio and Associate Specialist Thais De Melo Ramos, Victor Yang from Cal Poly and Xinhui Li from University of Wisconsin will instruct the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)'s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Course for Human Food (PCQI), August 9-11 at the Robert Mondavi Institute's Brewery, Winery, and Pilot Plant facility's lab and classroom.  

Junior Specialist - Mills Lab - JPF04792

May 12, 2022

The position of Junior Specialist provides technical or specialized expertise in the planning and execution of a research project. The Junior Specialist stays apprised of the research area and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. We’re seeking a Junior Specialist to join our research team studying the gut microbiome. Our team is interested in understanding the relationship between gut health and diet. Specifically, our research focuses on the fundamental biology of keystone bacteria that colonize animal gastrointestinal tracts.