Shalini S Shankar


Position Title
Research Associate II at JUST


I was a Masters student in Professor Daniela Barile’s Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. Prior to attending UC Davis, I earned my Bachelor in Food Engineering and Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology at Mumbai, India. My research focused on characterizing health promoting components, including oligosaccharides and glycoproteins, of underutilized dairy industry side streams using cutting edge analytical instrumentation and developing methods for their enrichment at pilot scale. Post my graduation, I hope to utilize my analytical and engineering skills to create sustainable solutions to harvest health-promoting ingredients and develop functional food ingredients to improve nutrition.



  • 2017: (expected)  Master of Science, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis
  • 2017: (expected) Business Development Fellow, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
  • 2015: Bachelor of Technology, Food Engineering and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

Professional Experience

  • 2016: Technical Intern, The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2016: Research Assistant, United States Department of Agriculture, Davis, California
  • 2015: Regulatory Compliance Executive, Equinox Labs, Mumbai, India
  • 2014: Technical Intern, Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre, Pune, India