Apichaya Bunyatratchata (Garn)

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Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate


Apichaya Bunyatratchata (Garn) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Food Science department at UC Davis. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D. at Davis, Garn attended University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) where she completed a double major: B.S. in Food Science and B.A. in Chemistry and received the degree with honors of both Summa Cum Laude and Commonwealth Honor College Scholar with the greatest distinction. At UC Davis, Garn joined Dr. Daniela Barile’s lab. Her work focuses on understanding the effect of bioactive milk compounds, including oligosaccharides and glycoproteins, on health benefits. She uses advanced mass spectrometry as a tool to reveal glycans’ structures and their interaction with the gut microbiota.


  • 2014-present: Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology University of California Davis, USA.
  • 2010 – 2014: Bachelor of Science (BS) Food Science and Technology University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
  • 2010 – 2014: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Chemistry University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.