Food Science People


More than 75 faculty and staff members work in the Department of Food Science conducting research, teaching courses, and ensuring that our program is the foremost in the world for the study of food science. Faculty and staff members are located on two main Cornell campuses in Ithaca and Geneva.

Faculty Spotlight

Sam Nugen

Sam Nugen

Expertise: Rapid detection of pathogens; biosensors; lateral flow assays; bacteriophages; sample preparation
Research Interests: Using genetic engineering, synthetic biology, and nanotechnological approaches to design tools for the rapid separation, concentration, and detection of bacteria from complex matrices.