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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

2018 Spring Semester Graduates

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Bachelor’s Degree
Cody Brown
Rebecca Conn
Christine Darden
Elliott Fullner
Sarah Herzinger
Irwin Panguripan

Abdulaziz Aldahash
Sabrina Vasquez

Mohammed Aldawsari
Katherine Ivens
Hatem Kittana
An Nguyen
Ahmad Salamatulla

Upcoming FDST 951 Seminars

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Chris Ebbers

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Recent Publications

Anderson, R., Keshwani, D., Guru, A., Yang, H., Irmak, S., & Subbiah, J. (2018). An integrated modeling framework for crop and biofuel systems using the DSSAT and GREET models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 108, 40-50. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.004

John D. Loy, Laura Leger, Aspen Workman, Michael L. Clawson, Ece Bulut, Bing Wang. Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay using two thermocycling platforms for detection of major bacterial pathogens associated with bovine respiratory disease complex from clinical samples. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. In press.

Pedersen, M. A., Wegner, C. J, Gaussoin, R. E., Zbasnik R., Sarath, G., and Schlegel, V. (2018). Phenolic content and profile alterations during seedling growth in supina bluegrass and bermudagrass. Crop Science. Doi: 10.2315/cropsci2018.02.0093.

Qui, H. and Schlegel, V. (2018) Impact of nutrient overload on metabolic homeostasis.  Nutrition Reviews. Doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuy023

Li, S., Kinser, C., Ziara, R. M., Dvorak, B., & Subbiah, J. (2018). Environmental and economic implications of food safety interventions: Life cycle and operating cost assessment of antimicrobial systems in U.S. beef packing industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 198, 541-550. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.020

Verma, T., Wei, X., Lau, S. K., Bianchini, A., Eskridge, K. M., & Subbiah, J. (2018). Evaluation of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 as a Surrogate for Salmonella During Extrusion of Low-Moisture Food. Journal of Food Science, 83(4), 1063-1072. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.14110

Recent Funding

Dr. Kaustav Majumder, Value-Added Utilization of Proteins and Peptides Derived from Nebraskan Great Northern Beans, NE Dry Bean Commission, $19,480.

Dr. Yulie Meneses Gonzalez, Microalgae treatment of meat processing wastewater for nutrient removal and water reconditioning, US Geological Service, $59, 645.

Bing Wang, Dustin Loy, Ashu Guru, Jean-Jack Riethoven. Support system for developing veterinary diagnostic tools to detect antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals. NSF Midwest Big Data Hub Spoke in Digital Agriculture by UNL Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative, $5,000. June – December, 2018.

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