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Zeynep Atamer photo Zeynep Atamer
Assistant Professor Senior Research
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Stephanie Brown
Faculty Research Assistant
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Stephanie serves as a Food Safety Specialist at the Food Innovation Center. As a member of the Kovacevic lab, Stephanie works on projects related to the diverse research interests of the lab including...

Jordyn Bunting
Faculty Research Assistant
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Ann Colonna
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
503-872-6677
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After finishing her M.S. degree in 2001, Ann started at the Food Innovation Center in Portland, Oregon, an off campus Oregon State University Experiment Station, where she now serves at the Sensory Program Director. She assists industry clients with sensory and consumer testing and...

Jessica Gutierrez
Faculty Research Assistant
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I assist in conducting large scale client and research-based consumer sensory taste tests and market research using an experimental approach to measure consumer response to food products. I analyze data and create reports...

Samantha Burroughs Samantha Kilgore
Faculty Research Assistant
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Jovana Kovacevic
Associate Professor
Contact person by email Application of molecular methods and genomics in food safety; methods and tools to improve pathogen tracing of contamination events in the farm-to-fork food chain; stress response mechanisms, survival, and prevention of Listeria contamination.
Sarah Masoni
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
503-872-6655
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Sarah manages the Product & Process Development Team, working intimately with food entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized food companies to help them create foods and beverages focusing on specialty foods across the Northwest. Sarah has over 30 years of experience working in the food...

Joel Miller
Facilities and Operations Mgr
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Dr. Marcia Walker Marcia Walker
Director: Food Innovation Center
541-737-2593
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