Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Faculty Research Interests


Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science | Animal & Veterinary Sciences | Nutrition & Food Science | Plant Science

Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science

Advisor Research Interest

Jon C. Phillips

Jon C. Phillips

Food and agricultural marketing; agribusiness strategy; international agricultural development; differentiated agricultural products; focus groups; trends in consumer demand, technology, and government regulation. Read more About Jon Phillips.

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Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science | Animal & Veterinary Sciences | Nutrition & Food Science | Plant Science

Animal & Veterinary Sciences

Advisor Research Interest

Shelton Murinda

Shelton Murinda

  • Development of safe nutritious animal feeds from algae grown on dairy cow manure effluents
  • Use of recombinase polymerase amplification for rapid pathogen detection
  • Biosensor development for pathogen detection
  • Prevalence of clostridia in horses and Shiga toxin producing E. coli in sheep and goats
  • Bovine mastitis and antimicrobial resistance

Read more about Shelton Murinda

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Nutrition & Food Science

Advisor Research Interest

Bonnie Burns-Whitmore

Bonnie Burns-Whitmore

Professor Burns-Whitmore's early contribution to research started with the investigation of how food/food components affect blood lipids and body composition in healthy individuals and topic include eggs, fruits and vegetables, choline, folate, fish oil and presently pistachios and chia (in peer-review) and completed over seven clinical trials in the last 10 years. Lately, she has become interested in how food and food components such as minerals and vitamins are related to weight loss, muscle gain, and good health. Read more about Professor Burns-Whitmore.

Gabriel Davidov-Pardo

Gabriel Davidov-Pardo

Davidov-Pardo's interests include the development of colloidal-based delivery systems such as nanoemulsions or biopolymer nanoparticles for protection and control release of bioactive compounds and flavors. Obesity is a major public health problem, so one of his line of research will focus on the development of biopolymer-based systems to replace high-calorie food ingredients and develop food systems to replace artificial components to satisfy the consumer demand for “all natural” ingredients. Read more about Davidov-Pardo.

David Edens

David Edens

David Edens’ research interests primarily focus on student success, especially within the field of nutrition and dietetics. He is currently working on projects comparing Cal Poly Pomona nutrition and dietetics student success factors as the compare to the national average using the Thriving Quotient. Additionally, he is working on a focus group project investigating student input regarding the strengths and weakness of the current Didactic Program in Dietetics at Cal Poly Pomona. Current graduate student projects include Motivational Interviewing interventions for dietary changes in veteran students and diet education in Latinx children and families in local schools.

Marcus Elam

Marcus Elam

Elam's research interests include protein and functional food supplementation, musculoskeletal and body composition health, dietary fasting regimens. His current research projects include 1) A Comparison Of the Acute Effects Of Pre-Bedtime Ingestion Of Whey Concentrate And Pea Protein Supplements On Changes In Resting Metabolism, Satiety, And Mood. 2) Berry Anthocyanin-rich Diet For The Prevention or Retarding Of Ovariectomy-induced Bone Loss.

 

Erik Froyen

Erik Froyen

Froyen’s research interest is molecular nutrition – which includes nutritional genomics and the mechanisms by which phytochemicals decrease the risk factors for chronic diseases. His current research projects include 1) if selected flavonoids increase the activity of a liver detoxification enzyme, quinone reductase, in human liver cells; and 2) to determine the molecular mechanisms by which garlic extract modulates quinone reductase.

Jasmin Ilkay

Jasmin Ilkay

Eating disorders, food studies, cultural perspectives of food and health, community and school gardens, and ethics in food management and service. Read more about Jasmin Ilkay.

Emily Kiresich

Emily Kiresich

Kiresich’s research interests include obesity and lifestyle-related disease prevention at the community level. As well as access, affordability, and quality of foods in communities. As access can be defined in many ways and neighborhood and community are more complicated, she is interested in thinking about networks and their influence over diet choice in innovate ways. Her most recent research has looked a ecological factors related to food access and quality.

Olive Li

Olive Li

Li’s research is focusing on areas of Functional Food Engineering and Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources by recycling and repurposing agro-food byproducts and wastes for value-added food or feed applications. She is interested in developing novel ingredient systems/technologies for sustainable food systems, leading to novel, value-added functional food products containing essential micronutrients and desired nutraceuticals for enhanced nutrition benefits. Read more about Olive Li.

Sally Saleh

Sally Saleh

Saleh's research interests include lactation, racial and social justice, reproductive health, sexual minority health, family planning, women’s health, adolescent health, public health policy, perinatal mental health, perinatal health, and nutrition. Read more about Sally Saleh.

Harmit Singh

Harmit Singh

Singh's research is research is focused on the promotion of more acceptable natural food ingredients and bio-friendly food processing technologies such as membrane and enzymes technologies. Recent projects include purification and concentration of natural food colors using membrane technology and evaluation of antioxidant properties and stability of these colors during application. Professor Singh’s research is also focused on the application of enzymes as a processing aid to affect protein solubilization, allergen degradation, and other food industry processes. Read more about Harmit Singh.

Xu Yang

Xu Yang

Xu comes from UC Davis as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his doctorate in food science and technology from Ohio State University in 2017 and he has a bachelor's degree in food safety from China Agricultural University in 2012. Xu’s research interests primarily focus on food safety, especially developing antimicrobial approaches to decontaminate food. He is also interested in utilizing food/agricultural waste, to convert them into value-added products for further application.

Expertise & research areas:

  • Antimicrobial research
  • Biosensing
  • Analytical chemistry

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Plant Science

Advisor Research Interest

Mohammad Reza Chaichi

Mohammad Reza Chaichi

Chaichi's research interests focus on crop production and farming systems under water and salinity stresses. Read more.

Eileen Cullen

Eileen Cullen

Cullen's research interests include urban agriculture, entomology, environmental toxicology, food safety, cropping systems, community development and outreach. Read more.

Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox

Fox's research interests include urban agriculture, biological control, pest management, organic agriculture, and ecosystem services. Read more.

Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science | Animal & Veterinary Sciences | Nutrition & Food Science | Plant Science

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