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Barile Lab featured on CBS News

CBS 13 News interviewed Professor Daniela Barile and her graduate student Amanda Sinrod on the Barile and Wang Labs’ work to transform wine waste products into functional food ingredients. The news segment aired across the country as part of the morning news on May 5, 2021. “Wine Waste: The New Superfood?” by Velena Jones can be accessed on the CBS 13 website.

Barile Lab in the news: Work on grape marc oligosaccharides is getting noticed

The Barile and Wang Labs’ paper “A second life for wine grapes: Discovering potentially bioactive oligosaccharides and phenolics in chardonnay marc and its processing fractions” recently published in LWT- Food Science and Technology has been capturing great attention in both academia and the agriculture industry. UC Davis highlighted the study in an article discussing our ground-breaking research into grape marc’s potential as a functional food ingredient.

Barile Lab visiting research fellow awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

The Barile Lab is thrilled to welcome Oswaldo Hernandez, PhD as a visiting research fellow. Oswaldo was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. This fellowship supports Oswaldo’s research into characterizing mannan and glucan polysaccharide structures from non-saccharomyces wine yeasts. With increased understanding, these yeast polysaccharides could help reduce the need for antibiotics by strengthening the human intestinal barrier and maintaining the gut microbiome to reduce the risk of bacterial infections.

Congratulations to Dr. Bunyatratchata!

The Barile Lab is ecstatic to announce the graduation of Dr. Apichaya Bunyatratchata (Garn) who has earned her PhD in Food Science! Garn joined our lab in Fall 2014 and submitted her dissertation entitled “Prebiotics in early life nutrition: a qualitative and quantitative investigation of gut microbiome-promoting compounds in liquid formulations for infants and calves.”

Barile Lab member, Amanda Sinrod, honored with the Jastro-Shields Graduate Student Research Award

Amanda Sinrod received the 2020-2021 Jastro-Shields Graduate Student Research Award to further her research on discovering potentially bioactive oligosaccharides in wine co-products to valorize a prominent waste stream while improving human health. The Jastro-Shields Graduate Student Research Award recognizes graduate students in the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who demonstrate outstanding research potential.

Dr. Daniela Barile and UC Davis Collaborators Receive Innovator of the Year Award

As part of the 2020 UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards, Dr. Daniela Barile along with a team of five fellow UC Davis faculty (Dr. Bruce German, Professor, Food Science and Technology; Dr. Carlito Lebrilla, Professor, Chemistry; Dr. David Mills, Professor, Food Science and Technology; Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz, Faculty Affiliate, Food Science and Technology; Dr. Mark Underwood, Professor, Pediatrics) received the Innovator of the Year Award.

Barile Lab members present posters and receive scholarships at NCIFT Showcase

Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis gathered at the UC Davis Conference Center on Wednesday, March 11 for the Northern California chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT) Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Banquet. The event featured a research poster session, food industry fair, networking reception, scholarship awards, and a keynote talk by Jaime Rudolf Reeves (R&D Director, Del Monte Foods).

Dr. Daniela Barile featured in American Chemical Society webcast

Professor Daniela Barile recently took part in the American Chemical Society (ACS) webcast, “The Future of Food” in honor of Earth Day 2020. The live, interactive webcast was part of the ACS Program-in-a-Box series, and featured presentations from food experts Dr. Daniela Barile (Professor & Chemist, UC Davis), Dr. Selina Wang (Research Director & Professor, UC Davis), Dr. Ricardo San Martin (Research Director & Industry Fellow, UC Berkeley), and Kerri Jansen (Assistant Editor, Chemical & Engineering News).

Barile Lab members featured as the face of the UC Davis Women & Philanthropy initiative

Professor Daniela Barile and former Barile Lab postdoc Dr. Tian Tian are featured on the UC Davis Women & Philanthropy webpage. UC Davis’ Women & Philanthropy initiative aims to “unite women as leaders who inspire others to benefit lives.” The initiative’s initial objective is to build a community of 1,000 women who will come together to raise 1 million dollars in 2020 by working to inspire women and ignite connections to “harness the power of women working together for the public good.”

Barile Lab featured in Italian documentary

The Barile Lab was recently featured in the documentary Petrolio: DNA Revolution. The primary focus of the film is the discussion of the applications and controversies of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, an emerging technology used to edit genes), but also discusses the importance of gut microbiota for health.

Dr. Randall Robinson awarded the 2019 Kinsella Memorial Prize

Barile lab postdoc Randall Robinson been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Kinsella Memorial Prize which recognizes excellence in academic performance.  The selection was based on the recommendation of Associate Professor Daniela Barile, along with the chair of his graduate group, Dr. Maria Marco, and the review of the selection committee.

The Barile Lab featured in “A Healthy Revolution” by Agilent Technologies

Agilent aids research designed to prevent many chronic diseases

Daniela Barile is concerned about a disturbing trend: an increase in chronic diseases that are affecting people in all parts of the world. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and Crohn’s disease.

Barile Lab Graduate Student Apichaya Bunyatratchata presented in the 15th annual IMGC International Symposium

This year marked the 15th annual IMGC International Symposium, held in downtown Sacramento, California, November 13–15. In spite of noticeable haze outside from the nearby wildfires, researchers, graduate students, and scholars from around the world found community and collaboration inside the beautiful conference center. Twenty-six presentations and 25 posters were complemented by panel discussions, luncheons, and a group dinner and tour of the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.