Boon Chew

Professor and Head

Research on the role of functional food bioactives in modulating immune response and in the prevention of age-related chronic diseases.  Specifically, we study how food bioactives such as carotenoids and polyphenolics can alleviate inflammation-induced chronic diseases such as diseases such as mammary cancer, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and urinary tract infection.

Mian Riaz

Research Scientist Director- TEES
Head-Extrusion Technology Program

Food Technology, Extrusion Processes, Cereals and Snacks food extrusion, Oil Seed Processing, Recycling of Food By Products, Ethnic and Religious Food, Food Product Development, Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion, Aquaculture Feed Processing, Texturization of Vegetable Protein.

Stephen Talcott

Associate Department Head

Research on phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables, antioxidant stability and assessment, postharvest retention, beverage processing and value-added products. Intake of compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, procyanidins, carotenoids, tocopherols and ascorbic acid are suggested to have an inverse association with the risk of certain cancers and diseases.

Susanne TalcottSusanne Talcott

Associate Professor

Research on translational pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of botanical compounds and their physiological metabolites related to inflammation, cancer prevention, and intestinal health with a focus on human clinical trials.

Peter Murano

Associate Professor

Gary Acuff

Professor & AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow



Elena Castell-Perez



Rosana Moreira, P.E.Rosana Moreira, P.E.

Assistant Department Head & Graduate Coordinator

Research on process development and optimization to maximize product quality. Research on food safety intervention strategies including irradiation.

Matthew Taylor

Associate Professor, Meat Science




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