Sam Alcaine

November 8, 2016

Sam Alcaine
Sam Alcaine

Sam Alcaine, assistant professor, food science
Academic focus: dairy fermentations
Previous positions: principal food safety microbiologist, Unilever, 2009-12; process and product innovation manager, Miller Brewing Co., 2005-09
Academic background: B.S., cell, molecular biology and genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001; M.S., food science, Cornell University, 2005; Ph.D., food science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015
Last book read: “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
In his own time: keeping up with my two kids, reading and brewing when I can
Current research project(s): Novel fermentations of dairy co-products, bacteriophage-directed fermentations for quality and health, mechanisms for improving fermented dairy shelf-life.
What most excites you about Cornell: The collaborations.