First Place at 2018 South Central Regional IFT College Bowl

Congratulations to the Food Science students on the College Bowl team on winning first place in the South Central Region competition on April 13, 2018. Their next competition will be competing next at Nationals Chicago! Since 1985, the IFTSA College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the areas of food science and technology, history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia. The College Bowl is designed to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate… Read More →

Creasy Receives Marion Teaching Award at 2018 Ag Convocation

Dr. Rebecca Creasy, Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, received the Gail W. and David P. Marion ’65 Teaching Award in Memory of Dr. Richard C. Potts ’45 at the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 61st Annual Convocation on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The award is given to a professor who is an exceptional teacher and who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to underclassmen in our college. It was established by the Marion family through the Association of Former Students of Texas… Read More →

Yagmur Yegin receives multiple accolades in 2017

Yagmur Yegin, a doctoral student at Texas A&M University was selected to receive the following awards in the year 2017. 2017 – ‘Susan M. Arseven ‘75 Make-A-Difference Memorial Award’ Recipient from Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) This award seeks to encourage women students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering fields.     2017 – Peanut Proud Scholarship Award – IAFP Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, July 9-12, 2017 The scholarship is sponsored by Peanut Proud, Inc. to reward a selected U.S. graduate student who recognizes the importance… Read More →

Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease

Dr. Susanne Talcott has recently published the initial results from a study linking a positive effect on IBD with increased consumption of mangos. Congratulations Dr. Talcott!   Click here to read more

2017 SEBM Young Investigator Award

Derek Seidel was selected to receive a 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) at this year’s Experimental Biology conference held in Chicago, IL. Derek’s presentation was entitled, “Dried Plums Modify the Colon Luminal Metabolome in a Rat Model of Colon Carcinogenesis.”

Announcing the 2017 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigator

Congratulations to Erika L Garcia-Villatora for being selected as the 2017 recipient of the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products. Erika’s presentation was entitled ‘The aryl hydrocarbon receptor is a repressor of colorectal cancer development induced by a high-fat diet in mice’. Click here to read the DSM announcement

Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship

Kristen Hicks, a PhD student under Dr. Peter Murano is a recipent of the prestigious 2017 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship recognizes Kristen’s outstanding academic record and contributions in research, teaching, and mentoring. She was honored April 6th at an Awards Ceremony held at the Stark Galleries, MSC. Congratulations Kristen Hicks and Dr. Peter Murano!

Former Food Science Student Reunion at IFT

Dr. Stephen Talcott, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science at a joyful reunion with three of his former Ph.D. students at the IFT meeting in Chicago. All three are in exciting innovative positions within Food Science. From left to right: Dr. Jorge Cardona, ’10, Associate Professor, Zamorano University, Honduras, Dr. Stephen Talcott, Dr. Christopher Duncan, ’10, Process Optimization Manager. Land O’ Frost, Lansing, IN, Youngmok Kim, ’08, Senior Scientist, Product Development, Synergy Flavors, Hamilton, OH.

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers develop dietary cancer prevention strategies related to stem cells

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists have found a way to use novel combinations of dietary compounds to selectively delete damaged stem cells and suppress cancer-causing cell signaling. “This research is necessitated by the fact that the number of cancer cases diagnosed annually by 2050 is likely to double as a result of current population aging,” explained Dr. Robert Chapkin, Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow and Regents Professor in the department of nutrition and food science, College Station. “If we as a society hope to head… Read More →

Brown-Rudder Award Winner

Texas A&M University has presented one of its top student awards — recognizing outstanding accomplishments in academics, leadership and service by Kallie Fuchs of Burton, a Nutrition Science Major who graduated on Friday, May 13th.  Kallie received the prestigious Brown-Rudder Award presented annually to two candidates recognized for their exemplification of the leadership and dedication to academics and Texas A&M University. The award was approved by President Michael K. Young and presented at the Learning communities, Academic excellence, Undergraduate research opportunities, National fellowships, Capstones and Honors programs (LAUNCH)… Read More →