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John Hayes

John Hayes

Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University


Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut
M.S. Food Science and Technology, Cornell University
B.S. Food Science Cornell University

Current Status

John Hayes is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to serving as Director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, and teaching an undergraduate class on sensory science, John also teaches graduate courses on Food Addiction and Ingestive Behavior. In addition, John runs and NIH funded research program on genetic variation influences food choice. In 2011, he won the Ajinomoto Award for Outstanding Young Investigators in Gustation from the Association of Chemoreception Sciences.