Sep 17, 2020
CFAES Vice President for Agricultural Administration & Dean Dr. Cathann A. Kress has announced Dr. Devin Peterson, as one of CFAES’ inaugural Dean’s Chairs. Dr. Peterson is a Distinguished Professor of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Flavor Science, Faculty Director for the Foods for Health Discovery Themes, Director of the Flavor Research and Education Center, and Co-Director of Nutrient & Phytochemical Analytic Shared Resource. The term of the Dean’s Chair will be four years beginning on September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024.
Sep 9, 2020
Public health professor’s lab monitoring campus, state wastewater
Hard at work on the fourth floor of Cunz Hall, a team of researchers is helping detect the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus and in communities across Ohio.
By testing wastewater on its way to treatment plants for coronavirus RNA, the team — led by Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Jiyoung Lee — is gathering valuable data that could predict where COVID-19 outbreaks may soon occur.
Sep 1, 2020
As former President of Sino-Micro, The Overseas Chinese Society for Microbiology, FST Professor Hua Wang was thinking about coronavirus long before it arrived in the United States. “In January, they already had a shortage of PPE in Wuhan. While masks have been essential for protection, the disposable medical mask production capacity would not meet the demand for global mask-wearing. And I started thinking, ‘how could I help?’” Wang said. But what is a scientist locked out of her lab to do?
Aug 31, 2020
In a year when much of the news has been negative, many undergraduates in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) will begin the year on a more positive note. FST's substantial scholarship program awarded $185,250 to its undergraduates for the 2020-2021 year!
Aug 14, 2020
Congratulations to Jessica Cooperstone, one of eight early-career scientists selected nationally to receive a 2019 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Cooperstone was recognized for her research at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Her project, “Improving the nutritional quality of tomatoes,” combines plant breeding/genetics, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and nutrition to help develop tomatoes that are healthier for humans.
Jul 29, 2020
While we are all undergoing a collective change, each person’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic is also incredibly personal. For Eric Maul, FST fiscal officer and father to two young children, it is an adjustment that has taken place in stages. Like many parents, the ease of each stage has been largely dependent on a factor outside Eric’s control—childcare.
Jul 22, 2020
In study, edible coating made with tea extract killed the virus and bacteria
Infusing prepared foods with an edible coating that contains green tea extract may lower consumers’ chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus by eating contaminated food, new research suggests.
Jul 20, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn J. Boor on being selected as the 2020 Harris Award recipient. Plans are underway for Dr. Boor to visit Ohio State to present a lecture to the campus community and to engage with the department's faculty and students during Spring Semester 2021.
Jun 26, 2020
Back in March, graduate student Ellia La had just finished her proposal defense, Acylated Anthocyanins: Modulating Photochromism and Its Impact on Bioaccessibility. Life was busy—extracting samples, running experiments, preparing her proposal defense, and completing her dissertation work. Then, things changed.
Jun 10, 2020
Congratulations to the 43 students from the Department of Food Science and Technology who were named to the 2020 Spring Semester Dean's List for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a 3.5 gpa or higher during that semester.