Students

Student Profile: Gita Mallya

May 11, 2021

Student standing:  
Graduate student (MS Viticulture and Enology) 
 
Degree/Focus/interest areas:  
For my master's thesis I’m working in the Montpetit and Runnebaum lab groups looking at whether redox can determine fermentation outcome based on juice conditions and yeast strain! 
 
Where are you from originally?  
Walnut Creek, California 
 
What brought you to UC Davis?  

Virtual Department Seminar Series, Spring 2021 Zann Gates April 20, 2021

Here is the schedule of Food Science and Technology weekly department seminars for the remainder of the Spring 2021 quarter.   (Please email Zann Gates at zgates@ucdavis.edu to get the Zoom link if you don't already receive it via internal communication channels.) All presentations are at 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific Time.  

FST’s Bwalya Lungu and Melissa Huang Feature in March 6th CAES FFA Field Day 2021 Success Zann Gates March 11, 2021

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 45th Annual Field Day, held March 6th, featured 11 virtual contests, allowing 1,104 Future Farmers of America and 4H students to compete in a very complex event which involved a lot of extra work by all Advisors and Coordinators to make changes, create online content, shoot and edit videos, create new rubrics and more.

UC Davis grabs first place in Regional IFTSA College Bowl 2021 Zann Gates March 08, 2021

The UC Davis College Bowl team went undefeated in this year’s Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific Northwest Regional Competition, held virtually by Washington State University and University of Idaho, placing first among tough competition. The team consisted of Katie Uhl (graduate student and team captain), Claire Lefebre (undergraduate student), Megha Ramesh (undergraduate student), Maria Shaposhnikov (undergraduate student), Amanda Sinrod (graduate student), and Angela Weber (undergraduate student).

FST student, a new bakery co-owner, featured in Davis Enterprise column

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Zoe Mitchell, senior student in Food Science and Brewing, for her mention in Wendy Weitzel's "Comings and Goings" column in the Davis Enterprise on February 19th!  The column, "Mobile and delivery food businesses find their niche", features Zoe and her micro-bakery co-owner Casey Hardi describing their community-supported bakery, Bran & Ash, which operates mainly on a weekly CSB (Community Supported Bread) subscription basis.  The bakery's focus is on local ingredients, natural fermentation and freshly milled wh

Meet Your Food Science Faculty - Feb. 26, 2021

February 01, 2021

Current and prospective students are invited to join our faculty panel (Drs. Daniela Barile, Bruce German, and Jennifer Smilowitz) for an open discussion about their research, teaching and a Q&A session on Friday, February 26, 2021.  Reserve your spot and submit your questions at: http://bit.ly/foodscifacfeb2021

This event will repeat monthly through May 2021 with a rotating panel of faculty members.  

FST's Marco Hosts Radical Fermentation Dialogue Series

January 26, 2021

Please join Food Science and Technology's Maria Marco for interdisciplinary discussions on how food fermentation science intersects with fundamental questions on Indigenous food sovereignty, performance, and feminist science studies. The free virtual series, held biweekly from Jan. 28th to March 11, is offered through the UC Davis Humanities Institute Transcollege Cluster on Radical and Relational Approaches to Fermentation and Food Sovereignty.

EATLAC Webinar Series: The Science of Fermentation

January 19, 2021
Fermentation Fridays in February

What is a fermented food? Friday February 12th, 12:00-1:00 PM PST
The science of fermented foods: benefits of fermenting food - Friday February 19th, 12:00-1:00 PM PST
The science of fermented foods: the safety of fermented foods - Friday February 26th, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Student Profile: Mackenzie Davis

January 18, 2021

My name is Mackenzie Davis and I am a senior studying Viticulture and Enology. I am originally from a small town, Fallbrook, CA. It is affectionately known as the “Avocado capital of the world.” As I grew up, agriculture was always something that intrigued me and I held it close to my heart. I observed how farming creates joy to be shared with others and the sense of community it cultivates.