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Food Science and Technology

Field Description

Candidates for the M.S. degree select one major in the field and one minor outside the field. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree select one major in the field and two minors outside the field. There are no general course credit requirements for the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. M.S. and Ph.D. degree candidates must make at least one research seminar presentation prior to graduation and are required to assist with the teaching program for at least one semester. In addition to the examinations required by the Graduate School, a qualifying examination is required of the M.S. and Ph.D. degree candidates before the start of their second semester of residence. M.P.S. degree candidates must meet the CALS credit requirements in addition to field requirements, which include a project presentation prior to graduation. All graduate students must take the field seminar (FDSC 6000) each term and Principles and Applications of Food Science and Technology (FDSC 6010) their first Fall semester.


Excellent opportunities for graduate study in both basic and applied research are available. All course work is done on the Ithaca campus, but students may conduct their research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva as well as on the Ithaca campus. In addition, the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corp option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For information and instructions on how to apply, visit the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 33 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; email mpsag_peacecorps@cornell.edu.


Contact Information

Website: http://foodscience.cals.cornell.edu/graduate
Email: ea56@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2539

M10D Stocking Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Food Science and Technology

  • dairy science
  • enology
  • food chemistry
  • food engineering
  • food microbiology
  • food processing waste technology
  • food science [general]
  • international food science
  • sensory evaluation

Faculty

Alireza Abbaspourrad

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: Food emulsion and lipid bio accessibility

Terry Edward Acree

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; sensory evaluation
  • Research Interests: food and flavor chemistry; wine quality; analytical instrumentation

Samuel David Alcaine

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food microbiology; food processing waste technology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: dairy fermentations

Antje J Baeumner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: biosensors; bioanalytical microsystems; nanofabrication; food safety; environmental safety; clinical diagnostics

David Mark Barbano

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: dairy science; cheese technology

Carl A Batt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: microbiology; genetic engineering of industrial microorganisms; biopolymers

Elizabeth A. Bihn

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: Fruit and vegetable microbial safety; Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs); Produce safety training; Curriculum development; Focus group facilitation

Kathryn Jean Boor

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food microbiology; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: bacterial food safety; dairy product quality and safety

Malcolm Cornelius Bourne

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food science [general]

John Woodbury Brady

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry
  • Research Interests: food chemistry; chemical attributes and functional properties of food macromolecules

James Thomas Brenna

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food engineering; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA); high-precision isotopic, molecular, and elemental mass spectrometry; steroid isotape analysis

Kevin J. Cummings

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: epidemiology of salmonella and other foodborne pathogens among domestic animal and wildlife populations, antimicrobial resistance

Robin Dando

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: sensory evaluation
  • Research Interests: sensory neuroscience; chemoreception; psychophysics

Ashim K Datta

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering
  • Research Interests: heat and mass transfer in food processing; microwave heating; freezing

Patrick Gibney

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: enology; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: Understanding how yeast metabolic pathways regulate growth control and stress response activation; developing, understanding, and optimizing yeast biology methods; wine microbiology

Raymond P Glahn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: bioavailability of trace minerals and micronutrients from crops and foods

Julie Melissa Goddard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food engineering; food microbiology; food processing waste technology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: biomaterials and biointerfaces

Yong Deng Hang

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology; food processing waste technology; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: microbiology; enzymology; fermentation; biotechnology

Susan A Henry

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: genetic regulation of phospholipid metabolism in yeast; inositol metabolism; trascriptional regulation; phospholipid biochemistry

Geza Hrazdina

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food science [general]
  • Research Interests: plant biochemistry; enzymology; immunology; biotechnology; chemistry and biochemistry of secondary plant metabolites

Jean B Hunter

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering; food processing waste technology
  • Research Interests: microbial and enzymatic process technology; bioseparations

Renata Ivanek Miojevic

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: epidemiology

Chang Yong Lee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: biochemistry; nutrients; phytochemicals and processing of fruits and vegetables

Xingen Lei

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: genetic engineering; overexpression; application of hydrolytic enzymes phytase and protease to improve human and animal nutrition; environmental pollution of low-quality foods and feeds

Ruth E. Ley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: microbial ecology of mammalian gut; host-microbial interactions and co-evolution

Rui Hai Liu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: lipid chemistry; phytochemicals; functional foods; diet and cancer; toxicology

Anna Katharine Mansfield

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: enology; sensory evaluation
  • Research Interests: enological viability of new grape cultivars; processing parameters in quality wine production; characterization of regional typicity in wine; wine phenols; fermentation nutrition

John C. March

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: signal and metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; food engineering; novel drug delivery systems; intestinal ecology; bioprocessing; environmental biotechnology; MEMS

Helene Marquis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes; mechanisms of regulation of L. monocytogenes broad-range phospholipase c and metalloprotease; signaling during bacterial cell-to-cell spread

Dennis Dean Miller

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: iron bioavailability; iron fortification of foods

Carmen I Moraru

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food engineering; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: dairy foods processing

Motoko Mukai

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food science [general]
  • Research Interests: My research focus on study the effect of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health. EDCs can cause detrimental health effects at very low concentration by affecting the endocrine system. There are emerging evidence that some EDCs could act on the thyroid hormone system affecting the development, or act as %u2018obesogens%u2019 by affecting adipogenesis and lipid metabolism. My laboratory investigates how these EDCs that are ubiquitously detected in our diet are affecting our health, especially at the critical stages of development and in the development of obesity. We use zebrafish embryos as high-throughput screening model to detect any endocrine disrupting effects in complex food matrices. We also utilize other whole animal models such as rodent and avian species, as well as in vitro cell culture models, to understand underlining mechanisms of endocrine disrupting effects of EDCs by molecular and histological techniques. In addition, we are interested in studying health effects of toxic compounds other than EDCs that are found in food and beverage products that are of potential health issues in the current food industry.

Sam Rasmussen Nugen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: rapid detection of pathogens; biosensors; lateral flow assays; bacteriophages; sample preparation

Olga I Padilla-Zakour

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food processing waste technology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: processing; quality and safety of plant-based foods

Robert Stanley Parker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry
  • Research Interests: toxicology and food safety

Syed S H Rizvi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: food processing; engineering; bioseparation; extrusion

Gavin L. Sacks

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: enology; food chemistry; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: wine and grape flavor chemistry; instrumentation/methods development in isotope and molecular mass spectrometry

Ynte Hein Schukken

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food microbiology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: epidemiology; herd animal health; mastitis control

Michael Louis Shuler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food engineering; food processing waste technology; food science [general]
  • Research Interests: biochemical and chemical engineering; novel food sources

Karl Joseph Siebert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food microbiology; food science [general]; sensory evaluation
  • Research Interests: brewing science; modeling composition-sensory property relationships; theoretical and predictive microbiology; chemometrics

Elad Tako

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food chemistry; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: Mineral bioavailabilty in standard and fortified food crops; iron and zinc intestinal absorption

Lorin D Warnick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: epidemiology of infections and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella and other zoonotic enteric bacteria in dairy cattle; detection and transmission of Salmonella in animal populations; resistance to antimicrobial drugs

Christopher Brian Watkins

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: postharvest physiology and biochemistry of fruit

Martin Wiedmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: dairy science; food microbiology; food science [general]; international food science
  • Research Interests: food microbiology; dairy science; food science

Randy W Worobo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Food Science and Technology: food microbiology
  • Research Interests: food microbiology; antimicrobial peptides; genetic engineering of microorganisms; biopreservation