Research

Barile awarded new Food Systems Innovation Grant by UC Davis Office of Research

October 11, 2021
Congratulations to FST's Dr. Daniela Barile, who was awarded $50,000 in July 2021 for the first-ever Food Systems Innovation (FSI) grant. The grant, a newly launched collaboration between Venture Catalyst and the Innovation Institute for Food and Health (IIFH), awards $50,000 to fund innovative technology advancements aimed at addressing global nutritional challenges.  

Phaff Yeast Culture Collection grows by 6,000 strains - new NSF Award

September 22, 2021

Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the Food Science and Technology department at UC Davis, received an award of $579,246 from the National Science Foundation. This will fund the transfer of professor emeritus and yeast taxonomist Dr. Marc-André Lachance’s collection of 6,000 yeast strains from the University of Western Ontario to UC Davis, expanding the Phaff collection catalog by over 50%.

Welcome to Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle

July 16, 2021

Please welcome Food Science and Technology's newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Andrew Gravelle.  Andrew comes to us from the University of Guelph, where he earned his Ph.D. in Food Science this year.  His M.S. and B.S. degrees were in Biophysics, also at the University of Guelph, after which he was a Research Associate in Food Science for seven years, 2011-2017, just prior to his doctoral degree studies from 2018-2021.   

Research Profile: Megan Bartlett

May 14, 2021

Megan Bartlett is in her third year as a Professor and Plant Physiologist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Her research is focused on identifying plant traits to improve heat and drought tolerance and water-use efficiency in grape scions and rootstocks.  

Finding New Life for Wine-Grape Residue

April 22, 2021
Chardonnay Pomace May Be Rich in Health-Enhancing Compounds

by Diane Nelson, April 22, 2021

(From UC Davis News)

California produces nearly 4 million tons of world-class wine each year, but with that comes thousands of tons of residue like grape skins, seeds, stems and pulp. What if scientists could harness that viticultural waste to help promote human health?