People

More than 100 faculty and staff members work in the Department of Food Science conducting research, teaching courses, and ensuring that our program is the foremost in the world for the study of food science. Faculty and staff members are located on two main Cornell campuses in Ithaca and Geneva.

Faculty and Academic Staff

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Alireza Abbaspourrad

Youngkeun Joh Associate Professor of Food Chemistry and Ingredient Technology

Food Science

Alireza Abbaspourrad
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Hierarchical Design of Porous Materials
Micro and Nano Encapsulation
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Terry Acree

Professor

Food Science

Terry Acree
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Laura Acuña-Maldonado

PSA Spanish-Language Extension Associate

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Laura Acuña-Maldonado
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Samuel Alcaine

Associate Professor

Food Science

Samuel Alcaine
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Kathleen Arnink

Lecturer

Food Science

Kathleen Arnink
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David Barbano

Professor

Food Science

David Barbano
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Carl Batt

Professor

Food Science

Carl Batt
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Dwayne Bershaw

Lecturer

Food Science

Dwayne Bershaw
  • db633 [at] cornell.edu
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Elizabeth Bihn

Executive Director of the Institute of Food Safety

Cornell AgriTech

Produce Safety Alliance Director

Cornell AgriTech

Senior Extension Associate

Food Science

Elizabeth Bihn
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Davis Blasini

PSA Spanish-Language Extension Associate

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Davis Blasini
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Kathryn Boor

Professor

Food Science

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Department of Global Development

Kathryn Boor
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John Brady

Professor

Food Science

John Brady
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Donna Clements

PSA Coordinator and NE Regional Extension Associate

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Donna Clements
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Robin Dando

Associate Professor

Food Science

Robin Dando
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Younas Dadmohammadi

Research Associate

Food Science

Younas Dadmohammadi
  • Younas [at] cornell.edu
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Ahmed Gaballa

Senior Research Associate

Food Science

Ahmed Gaballa
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Chris Gerling

Extension Associate, Sr.

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Chris Gerling
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Patrick Gibney

Assistant Professor

Food Science

Patrick Gibney
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Julie Goddard

Professor

Food Science

Julie Goddard
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Tong Li

Research Associate

Food Science

Tong Li
  • tl24 [at] cornell.edu
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Rui Hai Liu

Professor

Food Science

Rui Hai Liu
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Chris Loss

Louis Pasteur Lecturer in Food Science

Food Science

Chris Loss
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Anna Katharine Mansfield

Associate Professor

Food Science

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield
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Carmen Moraru

Professor and Chair

Food Science

Carmen Moraru
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Motoko Mukai

Assistant Professor

Food Science

Motoko Mukai
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Sam Nugen

Professor

Food Science

Sam Nugen
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Ricardo Orellana

PSA Spanish-Language Extension Associate

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Ricardo Orellana
Renato Orsi

Senior Research Associate

Food Science

Renato Orsi
  • rho2 [at] cornell.edu
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Olga Padilla-Zakour

Director of the Cornell Food Venture Center and Professor in Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Olga Padilla-Zakour
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Robert Ralyea

Senior Extension Associate

Food Science

Robert Ralyea
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Syed Rizvi

Professor

Food Science

Syed Rizvi
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Gavin Sacks

Professor

Food Science

Gavin Sacks
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Tommy Saunders

PSA Southeast Regional Extension Associate

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Tommy Saunders
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Abby Snyder

Assistant Professor

Food Science

Abby Snyder
  • abs276 [at] cornell.edu
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Elad Tako

Associate Professor

Food Science

Elad Tako
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Ann Vegdahl

Extension Associate

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Ann Vegdahl
Food Science
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Gretchen Wall

PSA Coordinator and Northeast Regional Extension Associate

Food Science

Gretchen Wall
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Martin Wiedmann

Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety

Food Science

Martin Wiedmann
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Randy Worobo

Professor

Food Science

Randy Worobo
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Bruno Xavier

Associate Director of the Cornell Food Venture Center

Cornell AgriTech

Senior Extension Associate

Food Science

Bruno Xavier
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Leanne Le Zhu

Professor of Practice

Food Science

Leanne Le Zhu
  • LZ42 [at] cornell.edu

Staff

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Jennifer Alcaine

CAU-Cornell Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Food Science

Jennifer Alcaine
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Rajni Aneja

Managing Director, CIFS-IPP

Food Science

Rajni Aneja
  • ra283 [at] cornell.edu
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Erin Atkins

Graduate Program Coordinator

Food Science

Erin Atkins
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Garrett Downing

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Food Science

Viticulture and Enology

Garrett Downing
Louise Felker
Louise Felker

Extension Support Specialist

Dairy Foods Extension

Louise Felker
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Michele Humiston

PSA Extension Support Specialist

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Michele Humiston
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Sarah Lincoln

Assistant to the Department of Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Food Science

Sarah Lincoln
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Toria Melville

Administrative Assistant

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Toria Melville
Janette Robbins

Program Coordinator

Food Science

Janette Robbins
Shawna Sheehy

Accounts Rep

Food Science

Shawna Sheehy
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Matt Stratton

Department Business Manager

Food Science

Matt Stratton
Rob Way
Rob Way

Communication Specialist

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Rob Way
Patti Wojcik

Chairs Assistant

Food Science

Patti Wojcik

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Durst

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Richard Durst
  • rad2 [at] cornell.edu
Robert Gravani

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Robert Gravani
Yong Hang

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Yong Hang
Geza Hrazdina

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Geza Hrazdina
Harry Lawless

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Harry Lawless
Chang Lee

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Cornell AgriTech

Chang Lee
Dennis Miller

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Dennis Miller
Steven Mulvaney

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Steven Mulvaney
Steven Murphy

Sr. Extension Associate

Food Science

Steven Murphy
Joe Regenstein

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Joe Regenstein
Karl Siebert

Professor Emeritus

Food Science

Karl Siebert