2014

Naa Ayikarkor Ankrah

University: Mount Holyoke College
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Elad Tako
Project: Assessing the effect of soybean isoflavones (daidzein and metabolites) on the intestinal brush border membrane functionality and beneficial bacteria populations. 


Madeleine Bee

University: American University
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gavin Sacks
Project: Determining volatile acidity in wines through acetic acid gas detection tubes 


Avery Becker

University: Ithaca College
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Project: Assessing antibiotic susceptibility of L. monocytogenes directed by alternative σ factor regulation


Jie Cheng

University: Bryn Mawr College
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Project: Identifying the cold growth of Paenibacillus and Bacillus in milk 


Luis Fernando Paulatti Marostegan

University: University of Sao Paulo at Pirassununga
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carmen Moraru
Project: Effectiveness of Pulsed Light treatment combined with antimicrobials nisin and natamycin on the inactivation of Listeria innocua on cheese surface


Maxwell Holle

University: Monmouth College
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour
Project: Sensory evaluation and instrumental modeling as tools for evaluating consumer acceptability and processing behavior of food products


Emily Mishina

University: University of Hawaii
Major: Microbiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Randy Worobo
Project: Characterizing antifungal mechanisms by assessing cellular viability


Anissa Taylor

University: Alabama A&M University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carmen Moraru
Project: Bactericidal effect of a 405-nm light-emitting diode array on foodborne microorganisms Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas fluorescens