Food Science Seminar is a graduate-level course that allows current food science students to present and discuss their current research projects. Seminars are held on Mondays from 3:05 to 3:55 p.m., in person and via Zoom.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please contact the instructor, Dr. Jamie Baum at 

Instructor: Jamie Baum, Ph.D 

Fall 2023 Seminar Schedule:


Presenter & Presentation Title


Orientation and Lab Safety

Presenter: Dr. Jeyam Subbiah and Dr. Ya-Jane Wang


Overview of Course and Expectations

Presenter: Dr. Jamie Baum


Labor Day-No Class


Cooperative Extension and Leadership Development: Empowering Growth, Collaboration, and Change

Speaker: Julie Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Leadership Community, Professional & Economic Development UADA, Cooperative Extension Service


Research-Powered Solutions: Breaking Transmission Pathways of Foodborne Viruses
Speaker: Kristen E. Gibson, Ph.D. Professor, Donald "Buddy" Wray Endowed Chair in Food Safety, Director of the Center for Food Safety, UADA


Microbiome in human life
Speaker: Si Hong Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Food Science Technology, Oregon State University



Optimizing Cardiometabolic Health and Lifespan: The Interplay of Exercise, Nutrition, and Metabolism in Combating Obesity

Speaker: Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Professor of Pediatrics and Department of Geriatrics, Director of Research Faculty Development, Arkansas Children's Research Institute, UAMS


Nutrient-sensing ghrelin signaling in inflamm-aging and healthspan

Speaker: Yuxiang Sun, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs and AgrilLife, Research Faculty Fellow Department of Nutrition, Texas A&M


Fall Break- No Class


Exercise is Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Erin Howie Hickey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Exercise is Medicine Health, Human Performance, and Recration, UAF


Rice malt: Investigating suitability and brewing quality of rice cultivars
Speaker: Bernardo Pontes Guimaraes (Ph.D. Entrance Seminar), Advisor: Scott Lafontaine, Ph.D.


Atyipical responses to sensory stimuli or eating environments in children with autism spectrum disorder

Speaker: Lydia Rockers (MS Entrance Seminar) Advisor: Han-Seok Seo, Ph.D.

Nerual network architecture search enabled wide-deep learning (NAS-WD) for spatially heterogenous property awarded chicken woody breast classification and texture regression

Speaker: Chaitanya Palleria (MS Entrance Seminar) Advisor: Dongyi Wang, Ph.D.


Efficacy of hand sanitizers for control of enveloped and non-enveloped virus transmission

Speaker: Francis Torko ( MS Entrance Seminar) Advisor: Kristen Gibson, Ph.D.


Healthy Aging: Revolutionizing Aging with e-health Nutrition & Physical activity Interventions

Speaker: Husne Begum (Ph.D. Entrance Seminar) Advisor: Jamie I. Baum, Ph.D.


Effect of Onion Peel Bioactive Compounds on Gut Microbiome of Obese AdultsSpeaker: Saad Sifat (MS Exit Seminar) Advisor: Sun-Ok Lee, Ph.D.



Dietary amino acid restriction and healthspan
Speaker: Tracy Anthony, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers