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Michael Adams
Faculty Research Assistant
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Mike Adams is a Senior Food Scientist at the Food Innovation Center. He holds an MS in Food Chemistry with a specific focus on grains and baked products; he also has a BS in Fermentation Science. Mike has over 10 years of hands-on experience in food and beverage manufacturing facilities in a...

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Courtesy Appointment
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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
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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
Academic Wage - Hourly
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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...

Catherine Haye
Administrative Program Assist
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Catherine uses her organizational skills gained through both real life and her Bachelors in Business Administration to make connecting with the Product Development Team a smooth, painless process. She will make every effort to provide information and answers.

Jovana Kovacevic
Associate Professor
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Dr. Kovacevic's program focuses on food microbiology and safety, with emphasis on traditional and novel molecular microbiology and genomic approaches to study the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis, stress survival, persistence and antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens. Extension...

Sarah Masoni
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
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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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Audrey Robinson
Outreach Program Coordinator
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David Stone
Associate Dean of International Programs
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Dr. Stone directs the Food Innovation Center, collaborating with diverse audiences to help advance the food industry, entrepreneurs, and communities, with a focus on quality, safety and sustainability.  General interests include food safety and toxicology, development of value-added products...