Valerie Weinborn

Valerie

Position Title
Product Solutions Research


Bio

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Chile with a Master in Nutrition and Foods from Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA – University of Chile). Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Food Science at the University of California, Davis. Her interests include functional ingredients, specifically prebiotics, development of new products and science applied to industry. Her current research, conducted under the guidance of Daniela Barile PhD, is related to the identification of highly complex carbohydrates with bioactive properties from various sources of food, especially dairy.

Location: RMI South, room 2221

Education

  • 2011 to present: PhD student on Food Science and Technology. University of California, Davis, California, USA.
  • 2008-2011: Master’s in Nutrition and Food, specialization in Healthy Food. Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology. University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2008: Diploma “Implementation of HACCP for Food Safety”. Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology. University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2001-2008: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science. University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Professional Experience

  • 2016: Teaching Assistant in Food Properties Lab FST 101B, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
  • 2013-2015: Teaching Assistant in Food Chemistry FST 100A, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
  • 2014: Teaching Assistant in Food Properties FST 100B, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
  • 2013: Student Assistant at the Milk Processing Laboratory. RMI Pilot Plant, University of California, Davis, California USA.
  • 2010: Teaching Associate in Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Veterinary Technician career. Professional Institute Valle Central, Santiago, Chile.