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., via Zoom.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please contact the instructor, Dr, Sun-Ok Lee at

Instructor: Sun-Ok Lee, PhD

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule:




Aug. 24th   Organizational Meeting
Aug. 31st Guest Speaker: Dr. Hyundong Cho, Visiting Scholar, FDSC, University of Arkansas Inhibitory Effects of Auriculasin on Prostate Cancer and Angiogenesis 
Sep. 7th   Labor Day Holiday – no seminar
Sep. 14th Guest Speaker: Dr. Kristen Gibson, FDSC, University of Arkansas Prevention and Control of Highly Transmissible Viruses in Retail Foodservice Operations

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Sep. 21st Guest Speaker: Dr. Alvaro Durand-Morat, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas

Understanding the Drivers of Global Rice Markets: Policies, Technologies, and Consumer Preferences

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Sep. 28th Guest Speaker: Wil Gilbert, The Coca-Cola Company

Experiences in the Food Industry as a Recent Graduate

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Oct. 5th Guest Speaker: Dr. Yong Wang, Dept. of Physics, University of Arkansas

Understanding the Antimicrobial Mechanism of Silver at the Single-cell and Single-molecule Levels

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Oct. 12th Pauline Morin Anti-inflammatory Properties of Blackberry Phenolic and Volatile Compounds
Oct. 19th Seth Graham Acquaah Impacts of Postharvest Temperature Exposure Profiles on Rice Physicochemical Properties
Oct. 26th Shady Jeesan Optimizing Immersive Technology Conditions for Measuring Consumer Perception and Acceptance of Food Products
Nov. 2nd Matthew Richardson Optimization of Broken Rice through Understanding the Confluence of Sensory and Economic Preferences
Nov. 9th Zephania Odek Application of X-ray Imaging and Glass Transition Principles in Understanding Rice Kernel Fissure Formation
Nov. 16th Josue Bolanos Anti-colon cancer effects of polyphenols in sweetpotato leaves
Nov. 23rd   Thanksgiving Break – no seminar
Nov. 30th Guest Speaker: Dr. Utkarsh Shah, The Hershey Company The Future of Food
Dec. 7th Guest Speaker: Dr. Sami Dridi, Poultry Science, University of Arkansas Metabolic Disorders in Broilers: The beginning at the end of 80 years