food science

Qinchun Rao receives $750K grant to train underrepresented students in nutrition and food science

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

Prashant Singh’s equipment grant from NIFA will expand research and teaching capacity

Prashant Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a $61,100 equipment grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to purchase a VITEK 2 Compact system to conduct microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The new system will expand research and teaching capacity in the areas of bacterial […]

Trio of Food Science doctoral students present at national conferences; Yaqi Zhao wins two awards

Three doctoral students (Chunya Tang, Frank Velez, and Yaqi Zhao) from the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NIP) presented research at national conferences over the summer. Each conference provides a cutting-edge research showcase platform and network of food science professionals from academia, industry, and government. Tang and Zhao presented their research at the Institute […]

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. Candidate Wins Scholarship

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. candidate Alan Dawson received the Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship from the American Society for Nutrition, which is awarded to “a promising student seeking an advanced degree in nutrition or related field.” Dawson’s research focuses on investigating the relationship between gastrointestinal energy absorption efficiency and weight status in females. The Herbalife Nutrition […]

PhD Candidate Sandi Olson Appointed to Executive Committee for ASN Student Interest Group

Nutrition and Food Science Ph.D. Candidate Sandi Olson will serve a two year term as At-Large Delegate for the American Society for Nutrition Student Interest Group. The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Student Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the interests of student members in the Society. Students are informed of and encouraged to participate in […]

Food Science Graduate Students Won Awards at National Virtual Conferences

Four graduate students (Oluwatoyin Sangokunle, Chunya Tang, Yaqi Zhao, and Xingyi Jiang) from the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NIP) presented their research as the first author at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FIRST Virtual Meeting (July 19-23, 2021). Another graduate student (Frank Velez) from NIP presented at the International Association for Food […]

Dr. Stephen Hennigar & PhD Candidate David Barney Received ACC-CRIA Award

David Barney and Dr. Stephen Hennigar received an award from the ACC-CRIA (Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics) to help publish their research on the Relationship between dietary intake, diet quality, and biomarkers of health and performance in ACC cross country runners. Of the 22 proposals submitted only 7 were awarded including David and Dr. Hennigar’s […]

NFES Master’s Student James Ippolito Named FSU Student Star

James Ippolito an M.S. thesis student in Nutrition & Food Science was recently chosen as one of FSU’s Student Stars. Student Stars are selected for achieving distinction in their academic area or following significant service to the university. All students are either nominated by their academic dean or through the Office of the Vice President […]

NFES Master’s Student Laxmi Sharma Received FAFP Fall Scholarship

One of CHS best and brightest received a scholarship from the Florida Association for Food Protection. Laxmi Sharma is a Master’s student enrolled in the Nutrition & Food Sciences MS/Thesis program and she is part of the Graduate Student Advisory Council. “On behalf of the Florida Association for Food Protection Board of Directors and all […]