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JUNE 2018
Dr. Heather Hallen-Adams is among the several faculty and staff who have traveled to Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, China as part of the collaborative 3+1 undergraduate Food Science and Technology program with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hallen-Adams is shown above teaching FDST 132 Practical Applications in Food Science to the third cohort of students as they prepare for sensory testing.
The Department and Center would like to welcome Food Science and Technology senior, Sara Herzinger (pictured) to the Pilot Plants team. Plant Plant Manager, Steve Weier has taken a new position in Arizona, The Department and Center thank him for all that he has accomplished and wish him well in his future endeavors. Russell Parde with step in as Intermin Pilot Plant Manager.
Graduate student, Julianne Kopf is heading the summer practicum series for CUSP, the CASNR Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Participants will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science that is aligned with the areas of need as identified by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Upon completion of the program, participants will return to Rwanda and commit a minimum of 5 years of their career to advancing the Rwanda agricultural sector. Students selected to participate in the program will receive full scholarships, to include tuition, fees, living expenses, and travel costs.
Ali Ubeyitogullari, a doctoral candidate in food science and technology, received the Honored Student Award at the 2018 American Oil Chemists' Society's Annual Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 6-9. Ubeyitogullari also won the 2018 Manuchehr (Manny) Eijadi Award from the society. His presentation was titled "Enhancing Bioaccessibility of Phytosterols Using Nanoporous Starch Bioaerogels."
On May 4th, a Salute to Graduates was held on the 2nd Floor Deck of the Food Innovation Center. Pictured from left to right are Elliott Fullner, Erica Lewis, Sara Herzinger, Rebbeca Conn, and Cody Brown. Light refreshments were served. Parents, faculty, and staff also attended the event.
Congratulations to all of the FDST students who earned a spot on the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 Semester.

Kelsey Bignell
Qiyue Chen
Chloe Christensen
Elizabeth Drey
Sarah Herzinger
Jessica Humphrey
Jenna Krager
Erica Lewis
Yih Chyuan Looi
Petra Luteran
Jacqueline Manchester
Irwin Panguripan
Alexis Rienks
Arena Ezzati See
Cade Svoboda
Justin Tran
Kaylee Weakly
Upcoming Events

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The Department Newsletter is always interested in your news, information, and photos. If you have anything you would like to submit please send it to Title your email 'Newsletter Submission.'

With the warm weather we all want to get rid of all those heavy coats and sweaters, and snow boots.  However, please remember that sandals, open-toed shoes, flip-flops and the like are not allowed when working in the lab.  Substantial footwear should be worn in the lab.
Also, shorts, cut-offs, skirts, and shorter pants such as capris are not appropriate when working in the lab.  See the links below for elaboration.

Recent Publications

Awika J, Rose DJ, Simsek S. 2018. Complementary effects of cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber on chronic inflammation and gut health. Food & Function 9:1389-1409.

Galeb S. Abu-Ali, Raaj S. Mehta, Jason Lloyd-Price, Kerry L. Ivey, Himel Malick, Tobyn
Branck, David A. Drew, Casey DuLong, Eric Rimm, Jacques Izard, Andy T. Chan, Curtis Huttenhower.  Microbial ecology and population structure in the human gut metatranscriptome.  Nature Microbiology (2018) vol. 3(3), pp. 356-366. (doi: 10.1038/s41564-017-0084-4)

Gulati P, Sabillón L, Rose DJ. 2018. Effects of processing method and solute interactions on pepsin digestibility of cooked proso millet flour. Food Research International 109:583-588.

M Lu, Y Jin, R Cerny, B Ballmer-Weber, RE Goodman. 2018. Combining 2-DE immunoblots and mass spectrometry to identify putative soybean (Glycine max) allergens. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 116, 207-215.

Mendoza, J. R., Rodas, A., Oliva, A., Sabillón, L., Colmenares, A., Clarke, J., Bianchini, A. (2018). Safety and Quality Assessment of Smallholder Farmers Maize in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Journal of Food Protection, 81(5), 776-784.

Poudel R, Rose DJ. 2018. Changes in enzymatic activities and functionality of whole wheat flour due to steaming of wheat kernels. Food Chemistry 263:315-320.

Raaj S. Mehta, Galeb Abu-Ali, David A. Drew, Jason Lloyd-Price,
Ayshwarya Subramanian, Paul Lochhead, Amit Joshi, Kerry Ivey, Hamed Khalili, Gordon T. Brown, Casey Dulong, Mingyang Song, Long Nguyen, Himel Mallick, Eric B. Rimm, Jacques Izard, Curtis Huttenhower, and Andrew T. Chan
Genomic and Functional Stability of the Human Gut Microbiome. Nature Microbiology (2018) vol. 3(3), pp. 347-355. (

Yin Cao, Kana Wu, Raaj Mehta, David A. Drew, Mingyang Song, Paul Lochhead, Long H. Nguyen, Jacques Izard, Charles S. Fuchs, Wendy S. Garrett, Curtis Huttenhower, Shuji Ogino, Edward L. Giovannucci, and Andrew T. Chan. Long-term use of antibiotics and risk of colorectal adenoma. Gut (2018) vol. 67(4), pp. 672-678. (
doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313413)

B Yuan, M-G Danao, M Lu, J Stratton, S Weier, C Weller. 2018.
High pressure processing (HPP) of aronia berry puree: Pilot scale processing and a shelf-life study. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 47, 241-248.
B Yuan, M-G Danao, J Stratton, S Weier, C Weller, M Lu. 2018.
High pressure processing (HPP) of aronia berry purée: Effects on physicochemical properties, microbial counts, bioactive compounds, and antioxidant capacities. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 47, 249-255.

B Yuan, M Lu, K Eskridge, M Hanna. 2018. Valorization of hazelnut shells into natural antioxidants by ultrasound-assisted extraction: Process optimization and phenolic composition identification. Journal of Food Process Engineering.

Recent Awards

Bianchini, Dairy Management Inc., Application of Interventions at Farm Level for the Reduction of Sporeformers, $34, 403.

Clarke, J., ARD Strategic Funding Supercomputing and Life Sciences Symposium. $2,000.

Calkins, C. and Subbiah, J.  The Science of Dry-Aged Beef. Nebraska Beef Council, $38,136. 

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

Majumder, ARD Poultry Research, Bioavailability of fried whole egg-derived bioactive peptides in reducing vascular inflammation, $50,000.

Internships and Jobs

Food Safety Manager - Land O' Frost

The Food Safety Manager is responsible to implement and manage process control systems and preventative actions in the food safety area. Manages HACCP and Regulatory compliance issues. This includes food safety issues that are controlled by SSOP, HACCP or other pre-requisite programs. Develops employees through education, training, monitoring, and mentoring.

To apply please visit:
Post-Doctoral Scientist  - Louisiana State University School of Nutrition and Food Science

The selected applicant will work on produce food safety research and extension activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. The project is in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and Southern University AgCenter.

To apply please visit the LSU Careers website
Process Development Engineer - Rich Products

This position utilizes engineering fundamentals to identify, analyze, and design cost-effective food processing technology for medium complexity projects. At a minimum, candidates should possess a BS in Chemical Engineering or MS in Food Science Minimum of 2 - 5 years related experience or M.S. in a related field and no job-related experience.

Interested parties can send their resume directly to Anna Wilson
Quality Assurance Manager  - Yukon River Gold LLC.

The position consists of Ensuring the facility HAACP plan is up to date, communicating the Quality Assurance Plan, verifying the Quality Assurance Plan is being followed documenting Quality Assurance Plan, and keeping track of inventory. The job is located in Kaltag, Alaska.

To apply please contact  Doug Karlberg at
Quality Technician - Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

This position is responsible for providing quality testing, analysis, and review to ensure that production quality and schedule standards are being achieved. Trains and supports manufacturing personnel in quality systems to maximize product quality. Initiates problem-solving activities relating to quality parameter issues. Supports the continuous training, record keeping, and maintenance of the food safety and quality practices within the Plant. Acts as point-of-contact, and through professional judgment in evaluation, suggests resolution to food safety and quality concerns, in the absence of the Quality Manager. Supports and promotes food safety and quality program initiatives within the plant environment.

To apply please visit:
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