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Leanne Austin

Case Western Reserve University
Faculty Mentor: Gavin Sacks
Project: Efficacy of cinnamic acids and red clover isoflavonoids in stabilizing tart cherry juice color

Ellen Bornhorst

Michigan State University
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Carmen Moraru
Project: Optimization of a CO2 injection procedure for prevention of membrane fouling in milk microfiltration

Erin Burnside

Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Syed Rizvi
Project: Supercritical Fluid Extrusion in Manufacture of Gluten-Free Bread

Willie Crutcher

Alabama A&M University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Randy Worobo
Project: A Comparison of the Individual and Combined Effects of Ultraviolet (UV) light, Chlorine, and Mild Heat for Inactivating E .coli ATCC 25922 on Green Onions

Shalini Kamodia

Michigan State University
Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentor: Martin Wiedmann
Project: Multi-Locus Sequence Typing of Salmonella

Matthew Moore

Cornell University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Boor
Project: Investigating the σB Stress Response System in Two Lineage IIIA Strains of Listeria monocytogenes

Jessica Podoll

Major: Human Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dave Barbano
Project: Creating Calibration Standards for Electronic Somatic Cell Counters

Xiaoqian Yu

Yale University
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Rui Hai Liu
Project: A Reliable Assay for Determination of Ascorbic Acid and Total Vitamin C in Apples