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Have a safe Thanksgiving. 

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The Department wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  The University offers free guides and information on food safety for the holidays.  Information and guides are available at https://food.unl.edu/food-safety-preservation.

2018 3+1 Program Opening Ceremonies

3+1 Fourth Cohort
Department head, Dr. Curt Weller along with Dr. Bryon Chaves, Chris Ebbers, and other University faculty and staff travelled to Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 3+1 Degree Program between NWAFU and the University. You can learn more about the 3+1 Program here.

2018 Summer Graduates

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Rehab Aldahash
Sabrina Vasquez

Cameron Murphy
Paridhi Gulati
An Tien Nguyen

Terry A. Howell Jr. joins FPC

Terry Howell Jr.
Dr. Terry A. Howell Jr. joins the Food Processing Center as Executive Director. Terry was formerly the Senior Manager of Product Development at McKee Food Corporation and has a Ph.D. in Food Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Howell's office is located in FIC 226 and he can be reached at terry.howell@unl.edu.

Welcome new faculty and staff

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The Department would like to welcome several new faculty and staff members.
  • Dr. Jennifer Auchtung - Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  • Dr. Deniz Ciftci - Assistant Professor of Practice in Food Chemistry Analysis
  • Dr. Jooyeon Jung - Assistant Professor of Practice in Food Product Development
  • Julie McManamey - Office Associate
  • Angela Ratekin - Classroom Laboratory Manger

Upcoming FDST 951 Seminars

FDST Spotlight

Angie Ratekin

Teaching Lab Manager
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Recent Publications

Chakrabarti, S., Guha, S., Majumder, K. (2018). Food-Derived Bioactive Peptides in Human Health: Challenges and Opportunities. Nutrients, 10: 1738.

Geng, F., Xie, Y., Wang, J., Majumder, K., Qiu, N., Ma, M., (2018). N-glycoproteomic Analysis of Chicken Egg Yolk. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b04492.

Kittana H, Gomes-Neto JC, Sanderfer K, Geis AL, Segura Muñoz RR, Cody LA, Schmaltz RJ, Bindels LB, Sinha R, Hostetter JM, Benson AK, Ramer-Tait AE. Commensal Escherichia coli strains can promote intestinal inflammation via differential interleukin-6 production. 2018. Front Immunol. 9:2318.

Lin XB, Wang T, Stothard P, Corander J, Wang J, Baines J, Knowles SCL, Baltrūnaitė L, Tasseva G, Schmaltz R, Tollenaar S, Cody LA, Grenier T, Wu W, Ramer-Tait AE, Walter J. Ecological facilitation among members of multi-species biofilms in the mouse gastrointestinal tract. 2018. ISME J. 12(11):2770-2784.

Li X, Leonardi I, Semon A, Doron I, IH, Putzel G, Kim Y, Kabata H, Artis D, Fiers W, Ramer-Tait AE, Iliev ID. CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes mediate the effects of gut fungal dysbiosis on allergic airway disease. 2018. Cell Host Microbe. ePub Nov 29.

Martínez I, Maldonado-Gomez XM, Gomes-Neto JC, Kittana H, Ding H, Schmaltz R, Joglekar P, Cardona RJ, Marsteller NL, Kembel SW, Benson AK, Peterson DA, Ramer-Tait AE, Walter J. Experimental evaluation of the importance of colonization history in early-life gut microbiota assembly. 2018. eLIFE. 7. pii:e36521.

Ziara, Rami M.m., et al. “Lactate Wastewater Dark Fermentation: The Effect of Temperature and Initial PH on Biohydrogen Production and Microbial Community.” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.11.045.

Recent Funding

Jennifer Auchtung, Using Complimentary In Vitro and In Vivo Models of the Human Microbiome to Study Antibiotic-Mediated Disruption, DHHS-Center for Disease Control, $387,955.

Andreia Bianchini Huebner, Food Handler Training Program, Lincoln/Lancaster County Health, $49,885.

Michael Nagle, Food Safety in the Heartland, Missouri Enterprise, $454,389

Stephen Taylor, Evaluation of Potential Transfer of Gluten in Alcoholic Beverages Following Distillation, Pernod-Ricard USA LLC, $32,779.

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