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. Awardees are chosen not only for their academic and research excellence but also for their dedication to solving agriculture, food, health, conservation, nutrition, safety, and environmental concerns to propel California, the United States, and the world into a better future. As an awardee, Amanda is continuing the Barile lab’s proud tradition of Jastro-Shields award recipients:
- Sierra Durham was awarded the scholarship in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 for her work on isolating bovine milk oligosaccharides from dairy processing side streams and analyzing the influence of diet on bovine milk oligosaccharides, respectively.
- Yu-Ping Huang was honored with the Jastro-Shields award in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 to investigate almond glycans and peptides as well as their ability to promote human health.
- Apichaya Bunyatratchata (Garn) received the honor in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, to evaluate the effects of thermal treatments on the enzymatic release of N-glycans and to characterize N-glycan structures from calf milk replacer, respectively.