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2012

Ana' Brown 

Sponsor: Western New York Institute of Food Technologists
Jackson State University
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Martin Wiedmann
Project: Subtyping Listeria monocytogenes Isolates with 10-gene MLST 


Laura Carroll

Sponsor: Kellogg's
Michigan State University
Major: Genomics and Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Teresa Bergholz
Project: Modeling Salmonella's Physiological Response to Heat Shock in Ground Turkey  


Emily Defnet

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists
Lafayette College
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Gavin Sacks
Project: Differential Tannin Binding to Grape Alcohol Insoluble Residues: V. vinifera vs. non-vinifera varieties


Olawunmi Esho

Sponsor: Texas Tech
The University of Arlington Texas
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Kendra Nightingale
Project: Distribution of the Enchancin-like gene (vep) among subpopulations of Salmonella enterica isolated from the lymph nodes and feces of fed cattle 


Patricia Greene

Sponsor: Kellogg's
Edinboro University
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Watkins
Project: Starch Metabolism in Apples


Laura Hill

Sponsor: Purdue University
Purdue University
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Haley F. Oliver
Project: Developing Tolerance to Quaternary Ammonium in Listeria monocytogenes


Kadeem Hinton

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists
Alabama A&M University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Anna Katharine Mansfield
Project: Effect of clone, stem contact, and fermentation yeast strain on Pinot noir phenolics


MaryBeth Kellett

Sponsor: Kraft
University of Pittsburgh
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: John March
Project: Development of biologically engineered E.coli for the detection of uric acid


Kristen Kurtz

Sponsor: David Michael & Co, Inc.
The College of St. Elizabeth
Major: Chemistry/Foods and Nutrition
Faculty Mentor: Martin Wiedmann
Project: Characterization of a Standard Set of Dairy Spoilage Organisms


Breanna McArthur

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists
Alabama A&M University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Randy Worobo
Project: Thermal and acid stability of Thurincin H, a unique bacteriocin produced by Bacillus thuringiensis SF361


Caroline Merrell

Sponsor: Heinz Foundation
Bucknell University
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dennis Miller
Project: Ferrous sulfate and soluble ferric pyrophosphate but not sodium iron EDTA promote lipid oxidation pasteurized,homogenized whole milk


Corinna Noel

Sponsor: General Mills
Saint Joseph's University
Major: Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Olga Padilla-Zakour
Project: Effect of process conditions (ratio of solids to liquid, brine temperature, blanching, and size of carrot spears) on the lethality of thermally processed pickled carrots


Chesney Richter

Sponsor: Western New York Institute of Food Technologists
Juniata College
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor:  Rui Hai Liu
Project: Analysis of Phytochemical Content in Biscuits Containing Varying Amounts of Whol Wheat and Fiber


Rachel Scott

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists
Truman State University
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Carmen Moraru
Project: The effect of k-carrageenan on the heating stability of micellar casein concentrate


Ana Steen

Sponsor: Institute of Food Technologists
Bucknell Universty
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Syed Rizvi
Project: Enrichment of Branched Chain Fatty Acids in Butter