Vikram Mistry, Department Head
Department of Dairy and Food Science
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 136, Box 2104
The Dairy and Food Science Department offers graduate programs in Biological Sciences leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree with specialization in Dairy Science for both Dairy Manufacturing and Dairy Production, and specialization in Food Science. The department is equipped with excellent laboratories; a dairy processing plant which manufactures fluid milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and other products; and a dairy production research and training facility where a herd of 300 Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cattle is maintained for teaching and research.
Metabolism and surgical facilities in the Animal Science Complex, and specialized laboratory equipment in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Health & Nutritional Sciences Departments, and the Edgar S. McFadden Biostress laboratories, are also available. Graduate students accepted into the program will have opportunities to utilize these facilities to develop basic and/or applied research programs in dairy product processing and development, microbiology, chemistry, food safety, dairy cattle nutrition, management, and metabolism, while interacting with well qualified faculty. The Food Science specializations offers research opportunities in analytical methods for nutrient measurement, new food processing methods and carbohydrate chemistry.
The SDSU Dairy and Food Science Department, is an active part of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center, which is partially supported by National Dairy Council and Midwest Dairy Association. This provides graduate students in the Dairy Manufacturing area a unique opportunity to be involved with current issues and research needs of the dairy industry.
Sanjeev K. Anand, Professor
Jill L. Anderson, Associate Professor
Alvaro Garcia, Professor
Srinivas Janaswamy, Assistant Professor
Padmanaban Krishnan, Professor
Sergio I. Martinez-Monteagudo, Assistant Professor
Lloyd E. Metzger, Professor, and Alfred Chair in Dairy Education
Vikram V. Mistry, Department Head and Professor
Johan Osorio, Assistant Professor
Maristela Rovai, Assistant Professor
Chunyang Wang, Professor