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Mrittika Bhattacharya

I am a Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis. I earned a BS degree in Biology (2006) and a MS degree in Food Technology (2008) from the University of Allahabad, India as well as a PhD degree in Food Science and Technology (2015) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in West Bengal, India. During my PhD, I optimized analytical techniques for the characterization of the bioactive compounds- ergothioneine & polyphenols and developed a rapid method for the determination of ergothioneine by employing Fourier Transform Near-Infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy. I joined Barile lab in Oct, 2016 and had been working on peptidomic profiling of dairy products and foods of plant origin using state-of-art mass spectrometry, since then. My work also includes cataloging of bioactive peptides and their association with possible health outcomes. In addition, I contribute to ongoing development of bioinformatic libraries for such bioactive compounds.

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Post Doctoral Scholar

Room no. 2221 (Barile lab), RMI South

2010-2015: PhD in Food Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India: Process Technology for the Extraction of Ergothioneine from Dried Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) and its use as a food preservative.

2006-2008: MSc in Food Technology, Centre of Food Technology, University of Allahabad, India,

2003-2006: BSc in Biology, University of Allahabad (Ewing Christian College), India.


Additional qualification

2008-2009: Post Graduate Program in Management and Insurance, International School of Business and Media, Noida, India.

2016-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Food Science & Technology Department, University of California, Davis, USA.

2008: Trainee, AMUL, Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd., Anand, Gujarat, India.

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