|Kayanush J Aryana
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Doctor of Philosophy, August 1997. “Microstructure of some dairy foods and food protein gels”. Food Science and Technology, Mississippi State University , Starkville , MS .
Master of Science, 1991. Cytogenetics. Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Maharashtra , India .
Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, May 1987. Mahatma Phule Agricultural University. Maharashtra , India .
2007 (July) - Present. Associate Professor Dairy Foods Technology, School of Animal Sciences and Department of Food Science, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter), Baton Rouge, LA.
2001 (Dec) - June 2007. Assistant Professor, Dairy Foods Technology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge , LA. 1998-2001. Post Doctoral Research Assistant. Department of Food Science and Technology, Mississippi State University , Starkville , MS.
|1997-1998 - Post Doctoral Research Assistant. Department of Food Science and Technology, Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement, University of Georgia , Griffin , GA.
1994-1997. Research Assistant Department of Food Science and Technology Mississippi State University , Mississippi State,
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS: 1) Functional dairy foods: influence of health beneficial components (such as probiotics, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, immune enhancers, fiber, resistant starch) on the on the physico-chemical, micribiological and sensory characteristics of dairy products (such as yogurts, cheeses and ice creams). 2) Non thermal processing of fluid foods: Influence of pulsed electric fields on the probiotic bacterial characteristics (such as growth, acid tolerance, bile tolerance, protease activity) and on the characteristics of probiotic fluid dairy foods (such as fluid milk, drinking yogurt).
TEACHING EXPERTISE AREA: DARY 2075 - Milk and Dairy Foods (2002 - Present) DARY / ANSC / FDSC / ANSC 4040 - Quality Assurance for the Dairy and Food Industries (2002 - Present). ANSC 7093 / DARY 7091: Graduate Seminar.
SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES. Expert Panel Reviewer, USDA CSREES, Improvement of Food Quality and Value grants program, 2008. Editorial Board, Journal of Dairy Science, 2003-present Editorial Board, Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, 2008. Chair, American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Dairy Foods Division, 2006-07 Vice Chair, ADSA’s Dairy Foods Division, 2005-06 Secretary, ADSA's Dairy Foods Division, 2004-05 Vice Chair, ADSA’s Dairy Foods Division, Graduate Research paper competition 2007-08 Secretary, Institute of Food Technologists, Dairy Foods Division, 2005 Chair-elect, Gulf Coast Section, Institute of Food Technologists, 2006-07 Chair, Gulf Coast Section, Institute of Food Technologists, 2007-08. Chair, Scholarships Committee, Department of Food Science, 2007-2008. External Examiner of Dissertation. Victoria University, Australia, 2007. External Examiner of Dissertation. University of Western Sydney, Australia, 2008.
AWARDS and HONORS: Recipient, Teaching Award, Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter, 2008. Recipient, Research Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter, 2006 The Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Outstanding Teacher (Assistant Professor), LSU COA, 2007. Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit Teacher Honor Roll, LSU COA, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005. Recipient, Ruska Award for Excellence in Electron Microscopy, Southeastern Microscopic Society, 1997. Recognized by IFT as Louisiana Gulf Coast Section IFT outstanding volunteer (2007).