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On November 8, Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology, Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait spoke at the 2017 IANR summit: "Growing Nebraska: Leveraging Partnerships, Programming and Research."  Dr. Ramer-Tait's presentation, "The Nebraska Food for Health Center: Uniting Agriculture and Medicine," discussed the newly formed Nebraska Food for Heath Center's vision for bringing together agriculture and biomedical research.
On November 1st, 2017 at the Cottonwood room, East Union. Assistant Professor, Dr. Kaustav Majumder spoke at the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases Fall Seminar Series. Dr. Majumder's seminar was titled, "Impact of Food Proteins-Derived Bioactive Peptides on High Blood Pressure."
Dr. Andreia Bianchini received this year's American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Young Scientist Research Award.  Dr. Bianchini is recognized for her work on improving the safety of grain and grain based products throughout their production and processing chains, as well her international research and extension activities.
Presage Analytics LLC., a company founded by Dr. Jeyam Subbiah and Dr. Harshavardhan Thippareddi was featured in several news outlets. Presage is working with ISoft, a Nebraska based data company, to develop software for tracking food safety information.
Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science Dr. Bob Hutkins writes a monthly column for the Lincoln Journal Star called Ask the Food Doc. Ask the Food Doc covers such topics about things like, grass-fed beef  or roasted nuts. Previous Ask the Food Doc articles can be found at
Upcoming Events

Nov 22
Student Holiday
Nov 23-24
Thanksgiving Break
Upcoming FDST 951 Seminars

Recent Publications

Majumder, K., Fukuda, T., Zhang, H., Sakurai, T., Taniguchi, Y., Watanabe, H., Mitsuzumi, H., Matsui, T., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of isomaltodextrin mitigates intestinal inflammation in a dextran sodium sulfate-induced mouse model of colitis via inhibition of toll-like receptor-4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 810-817.

Chee, MacKenzie., Majumder, K., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of dietary dipeptide gamma-L-glutamyl-L-valine (γ-EV) ameliorates inflammatory response in a mouse model of LPS-induced sepsis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 5953–5960.

Li, Qingyong., Kang, X., Shi, C., Li, Y., Majumder, K., Ning, Z., Ren, J. Moderation of hyperuricemia in rats via consuming walnut protein hydrolysate diet and identification of new antihyperuricemic peptides. Food & Function, DOI:

Gupta, R. S., S. L. Taylor, J. L. Baumert, L. M. Kao, E. Schuster, and B. M. Smith.  2017.  Economic factors impacting food allergen management:  perspectives from the food industry.  J. Food Prot. 80:1719-1725.

Xie, L.; Wehling, R.; Ciftci, O.; Zhang, Y., Formation of complexes between tannic acid with bovine serum albumin, egg ovalbumin and bovine beta-lactoglobulin. Food Research International,

Belayneh, H., Wehling, R., Cahoon, E., and Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Lipid composition and emulsifying properties of Camelina sativa seed lecithin. Food Chemistry, In press.

Yuan, B., Lu, M., Eskridge, K. M., Isom, L. D., & Hanna, M. A. (2018). Extraction, identification, and quantification of antioxidant phenolics from hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) shells. Food Chemistry, 244(1), 7-15.

Li, L., G. Froning, V. Juneja, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2017.  Dynamic Predictive Model for Growth of Salmonella spp. in Scrambled Egg Mix. Journal of Food Science, 64: 39-46. Doi: 10.1016/

Lau, S.K., H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah. 2017. Radiofrequency Heating for Enhancing Microbial Safety of Shell Eggs Immersed in Deionized Water. Journal of Food Science.  In Press.

Recent Funding

Jennifer Clarke, DHHS, Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (CIBC), $2,250,619

Dr. Kaustav Majumder, Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD), Understanding the bioactivity of the dietary γ-glutamyl peptide (γ-EV) in the prevention of obesity and obesity-linked hypertension, $100,000

Dr. Stephen Taylor, Food Marketing Institute Foundation, Identification of Root-Cause Labeling Errors in Food Allergen Recalls and Identification of Best-Practice Procedures, $20,000

Dr. Yue Zhang, NDA, Production and Utilization of High-Quality Protein Isolates from Dry Edidble Beans, $39,943

Dr. Bo Yuan, USDA and NDA, Improvement of Safety, Quality, and Nutritional Value of Nebraska Grown Ariona Berry Products by High Pressure Processing, $37,799

Dr. Jeyam Subbiah, NE Beef Council, Advancing the Science of Dry-Aged Beef, $38,136

Dr. Andreia Bianchini, Dr. Jayne Stratton, Lincoln/Lancaster Co. Health, NE Food Protection Manager Training Series and Online Resources on Special Food Processes, $16,950

Internships and Jobs

Dairy Plant Student Worker - UNL Dairy Plant
Gain experience in producing high quality foods, including cheese and ice cream, in a fun environment. You will learn about food processing, operating equipment and food safety programs.

To apply, contact Josie at the Dairy Store (402) 472-2267 or pick up an application at the Dairy Store counter.

Lab Animal Care Assistant - Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility
Working with mice in sterile environments; preparing the food, water, and bedding for the mice and maintaining the sterile conditions of the isolators using aseptic techniques. Performing periodic microbiological quality-control checks and assisting lab personnel with various mouse-related tasks. The position is for Fall 2017 and possibly longer. Find more details here.

To apply, contact Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait ( Please send (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) schedule of available days/times to work, and (4) if you are eligible for work study. All four items must be included in your application email.

Food Product Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice   - University of Nebraska Lincoln
The Food Product Development Specialist will provide instruction in association with the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. The Food Product Development Specialist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

To apply:
Food Chemistry/Analysis, Assistant Professor of Practice   - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will provide instruction in association with the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

To apply:
Assistant or Associate Professor in Fermentation, Food or Wine Chemistry/Biochemistry University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program. If appropriate, the successful candidate may join the Wine Research Centre and/or receive the Blythe and Violet Eagles Chair in Food Biotechnology. Successful applicants are expected to establish synergistic research relationships within and between the research groups in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program and the British Columbia food and wine industries. Information on current research areas and facilities in the Faculty can be found at

Job Description (PDF 348 KB)

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page:
Associate or Full Professor of Ingestive Behavior   - Penn State
The Department of Nutritional Sciences seeks applications for an investigator in the science of ingestive behavior at the level of associate or full professor.  The successful candidate will be an established scientist who is dedicated to advancing the field of ingestive behavior through innovative research, and with a record of external funding.  Applicants should have academic training in nutrition or a related discipline (e.g., physiology, neuroscience, food science, biobehavioral health, psychology, public health, bioinformatics) and have demonstrated expertise in ingestive behavior

To apply, interested candidates should complete an on-line application at All other inquiries about the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Barbara J. Rolls, PhD, Professor and Occupant of the Helen A. Guthrie Chair (  Please indicate "Ingestive Behavior" in the subject line, and cc: Julie Brenneman (  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A desirable start date is July/August 2018.
Clinical Research Coordinator - Nebraska Food for Health Center
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of Nebraska Food for Health Center (NFHC) clinical trials under the auspices of the investigators. NFHC has the primary mission of discovering novel plant molecules and components that can be developed into food ingredients, foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics that have clinically-proven health benefits in humans.

To apply:
Associate Food Scientist (New Technology - Product Science) - Conagra Brands
Under partial supervision drive technical projects across all ConAgra Brands business platforms to contribute to the attainment of business results through the generation and application of specialized knowledge of food science and technology.

To apply:
Director of Manufacturing Quality -  Nature's Variety
The Director of Manufacturing Quality will have the primary responsibility for the development, oversight and leadership of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for the Lincoln based operations. This role embodies the First Time, Every Time approach to quality through strong processes that support industry best practices. This position is responsible for the execution of integrated Quality Management Systems, from supplier qualification through distribution. The Director participates in cross functional teams to ensure effective implementation of quality initiatives and processes, and will lead a team of Quality professionals including a Quality Manager, Food Safety Manager, supervisors and technicians.

To apply:
Manager of Innovation & Commercialization - Universal Innovation Center

This position leads and operates Universal's Innovation Center (UIC). The position  coordinates all activities associated with operating the UIC. It oversees all aspects of new product development and commercialization in concert with Customers, University of Nebraska, Universal, and outside resources as needed. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills as well as knowledge of HPP.

Job Description (PDF 334 KB)

For more information or to apply please contact Marilyn Bruce at

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