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2008

David Asiamah

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Alabama A&M University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Eric Decker, University of Massachusetts
Project: The Influence of Free Radical Scavengers on the Stability of Lycopene in Oil-in-Water Emulsions


Andrea Bouma

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Oregon State University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Olga Padilla-Zakour, Cornell University
Project: Optimization of a Farm-Based Operation to Manufacture Fermented Gourmet Pickles


Amy Brownschidle

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
University of Notre Dame

Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Raymond Glahn, Cornell University
Project: Iron Bioavailability in Six Supermarket Potato Samples using the in vitro Caco-2 Cell Model


Gail Butler

Kraft Foods Scholar
Western Washington University

Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dean Susan Henry, Cornell University
Project: Freeze Stress Tolerance in Mutant Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae


Luciana Ferreira

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Federal University of Para, Brazil

Major: Food Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Olga Padilla-Zakour, Cornell University
Project: Value-added Products from Cherry Juice Waste


Nils Fischer

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
University of Massachusetts

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Lynne McLandsborough, University of Massachusetts
Project: Screening of a Transposon Mutant Library for Genes that Contribute to Biofilm Formation by Listeria Monocytogenes


Pranav Garg

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Amity University, India

Major: Biotechnology
Faculty Mentor: Robert Levin, University of Massachusetts
Project: Determination of the Identity of Salmon Colored H2S Producing Colony Isolates from Fish and Meat and Their Characterization by Real-Time PCR


Kellie Grant

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
University of Idaho

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Carmen Moraru, Cornell University
Project: Rheological Properties of Concentrated Micellar Casein Suspensions" & "Use of Pulsed Light Treatment to Modify the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Casein Films


Giselle Guron

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Cornell University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Randy Worobo, Cornell University
Project: Characterization of Two Bacteriocin Structures Produced by Enterococcus mundtii Strains


Maria Inggita

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Michigan State University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Boor, Cornell University
Project: Growth Patterns of Common Milk Microorganisms at Various Temperatures and Media


Loulwa Kalash

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
American University, Beirut

Major: Food Science & Management
Faculty Mentor: Karl Siebert, Cornell University
Project: Astringency Perception as a Function of Salivary Polyphenols and Expectorant pH


Amy Kim

General Mills Scholar
Skidmore College

Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Gavin Sacks, Cornell University
Project: Reduction of Undesirable Flavor Compound IBMP in Wine and Wine Grapes


Ben LaForest

Heinz Foundation Scholar
Cornell University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dennis Miller, Cornell University
Project: Characterization of Antioxidant and Nutritional Properties of Green, Black and White Teas by Total Phenol Concentrations and Iron-Binding Capacities


James Navia

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Auburn University

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Bruce Halpern, Cornell University
Project: Identification of Trigeminal Odorants by Means of Retronasal and OCO Smelling


Abena Opoku

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Mount Holyoke College

Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dean Susan Henry, Cornell University
Project: Phenotypic Characterization of an Aldo-Keto Reductase Mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Ethanol Tolerance


Ryan Riddle

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
University of Texas Austin

Major: Biotechnology
Faculty Mentor: Hang Xiao, University of Massachusetts
Project: Synergistic Growth Inhibition of Human Colon Cancer Cells by the Combination of Atorvastatin and Polymethoxylated Flavones


Peter Rowell

TIC Gums Scholar
University of Massachusetts

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Watkins, Cornell University
Project: Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Changes in Tomato Fruit Under Postharvest Controlled Atmosphere Treatment


Natalia Sánchez-Rodriguez

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico

Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Yeonhwa Park, University of Massachusetts
Project: Anti-Tumorigenic Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Canine Osteorsarcoma Cells (CLL-183)


Felicien Shumbusho

General Mills Scholar
Alexandria University, Egypt

Major: Animal Science
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Boor, Cornell University
Project: Comparability of Spiral Planting, BactoScanTM Analysis and DMC Methods for Enumeration of Bacteria in Raw and Lab Pasteurized Milk


Courtenay Simmons

CALS/PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Claflin University

Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Martin Wiedmann, Cornell University
Project: Flagellar Motility in the Genus Listeria


Paige Smith

CALS/PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Case Western University

Major: Nutrition
Faculty Mentor: Martin Wiedmann, Cornell University
Project: purE, a Gene Under Positive Selection in Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi