FST Award Winners
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Aidong Wang, post-doctoral scholar in the Barile lab, accompanying Barile lab scholarship recipients Yu Wang, Bruna Paviani, and Truc Pham.

Barile lab graduate students awarded scholarships at FST/NCIFT Showcase

The UC Davis Food Science Department (FST) and the Northern California Institute of Food Technologies (NCIFT) hosted the annual celebration to recognize scholarship recipients and departmental accomplishments on March 16, 2023. This exciting event was the first in-person celebration since 2020 and took place in the state of the art Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Theatre. The event featured presentations from student groups in food science, scholarship presentations, and a keynote presentation on the use of AI in food safety and development by Dr. Nitin Nitin, followed by a dinner reception.

Three Barile lab graduate students, Bruna Paviani, Truc Pham, and Yu Wang received multiple scholarships at the celebration. Bruna was awarded the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship for her graduate work in food science. Truc was awarded the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship and the Chao L. Hsia Endowed Fund for her graduate work in food chemistry. Yu was awarded the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship, Bor Luh Scholarship and Victor Chu Scholarship for her graduate work in agricultural chemistry and as an international graduate student. We are proud of the scholarship recipients and their achievements as part of the Barile lab!

Written by Truc Pham

Photo by Natalia Ribeiro