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Food Science and Technology News: September 2020 Highlights

  • Congratulations to Dr. Devin Peterson who has been named a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) inaugural Dean’s Chair by Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean. Click here to learn more.
  • Dr. Osvaldo Campanella co-authored Science and Technology of Fibers in Food Systems which was recently published.
  • Dr. Lynn Knipe talks about meat processing education during COVID-19 in a Meat and Poultry podcast.
  • Dr. Barb Kowalcyk offers tips for lowering the odds of getting sick from your food in this Medical Daily article.
  • In a recent article, Dr. Hua Wang talks about her research with oral antibiotics and the gut microbiome. 
  • The Ohio State Office of Undergraduate Research recently featured Dr. Yael Vodovotz as an undergraduate student research mentor.
  • Congratulations to PhD student Aaron Beczkiewicz on being named one of four FSIS ORISE Graduate Student Food Safety Fellows. During his fellowship, he will be learning how to apply scientific and technical knowledge to inform FSIS decision making, communicate data to broad audiences, and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to inform policy and processes that improve the safety of the food supply.
  • PhD student Brittany Miles's research on filiform papillae and viscosity was selected as a featured new discovery presented during the Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting/2020 International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste. The virtual event took place in August and included presentations and discussions on the role of the chemical senses in disease, nutrition, and social interactions in humans and animals.
  • The paper “Growth of lactic acid bacteria in milk phospholipids enhances their adhesion to Caco-2 cells” was an Editor’s Choice in the September issue of the Journal of Dairy Science. Authors include Diana Rocha-Mendoza, Erica Kosmerl, Gonzalo Miyagusuku-Cruzado, Dr. Monica Giusti, Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores, and Israel García-Cano.
  • PhD student Abbie Sommer talks about bouillon in the most recent Science Meets Food post “What’s in My Food? Bouillon Edition.”
  • Congratulations to the following FST Principal Investigators and their laboratory staff for making the January – June 2020 Laboratory Safety Dean's List: Dr. Valente Alvarez, Dr. Emmanuel Chatzakis, Dr. Jessica Cooperstone, Dr. Monica Giusti, Dr. Matthias Klein, Dr. Devin Peterson, Dr. Yael Vodovotz, and Dr. Ahmed Yousef.
  • Dr. Hua Wang discusses creatively fighting Coronavirus as part of the Work in the Time of COVID series.

    *The department’s Autumn 2020 seminar schedule is published on the FST website and takes place on Wednesday’s from 4-5 via Zoom. Please email or if you would like the link to any of the seminars. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events
October 7                      
FST Seminar
Danielle Reed, PhD. Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
4-5 pm Zoom*

October 14                     FST Seminar
Dharmendra Mishra, PhD. Assistant Professor, Purdue University Department of Food Science
4-5 pm Zoom*

October 20-21                 Food Industries Center Training Course
Cleaning and Sanitation Basics

October 21                      FST Seminar
Philip Saneski, Product Developer, CCD Innovation
4-5 pm Zoom*

October 21-23                 Food Industries Center Training Course
Advanced Clean in Place (CIP)

October 28                       FST Seminar
Tommy McCall, Founder,
4-5 pm Zoom*

November 4                     2020 FST Hall of Distinction Recognition
Industry Career Panel with 2020 Inductees
4-5 pm Zoom*

November 16-20               Food Industries Center Training Course
Curso de Mejor Control de Proceso y Empacado de Alimentos - Better Process Control School en Español

December 7-11                   Food Industries Center Training Course
Better Process Control School