College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science


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Scott Chaplin, B.S.

Current position: Principal at SCMC Consulting

Saira Khan, Ph.D.

Current position: Research Associate at University of Maryland

Abhinav Mishra, Ph.D.

Current positionAssistant Professor at University of Georgia


Jayme Leger, Ph.D.

Current position: Food Components and Health Laboratory at USDA

Isfahani Neda Sarafrazi, Ph.D.

Current position: General Health Scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Maryam Ganjavi, Ph.D.

Current position: Lecturer at Morgan State University

Patrick Solverson, Ph.D.

Current positionResearch Associate Food Components and Health Laboratory at USDA

Heather Dolan, M.S.

Current positionSenior Food Technologist for Edward Marc

Chris Yu

Current position: The funder of Potomac Sprout Company

Miao Guo, Ph.D.

Current position: R&D FSRA Manager at PepsiCo, Asia Pacific

Zhenlei Xiao, Ph.D.

Current Position:Assistant Professor in Culinology, Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management, Southwest Minnesota State University 


Ariel Bourne, B.S.

Current Position: Food Labeling Technologist, AdvancePierre Foods

Yangchao Luo, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Conneciticut

Boce Zhang, Ph.D.

Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

Codex Team

Carolyn Chung (Codex Advisor), Leila Beker (US Delegate), Pamela Pehrsson (US Alternate Delegate), Cheryl Issa (Arnt, class of 94, Subject Matter Expert for Infant Formulas), Codex Meeting, Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Bad Soden, Germany, Nov 23-27.  All UMD graduates)


Armin Norouzi

Current Position: Quality Manager at Ocean Spray

Binetou C. Seck, PhD

Current Position: Diététicienne Nutritionniste at Nutridéal, Dakar Senegal 

Yang Pan, MD, PhD 

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company

Amy Anderson, PhD

Current PositionFaculty Research Assistant- Nutrition & Food Science 

Allison N Miner, PhD


Current Position: Quality Assurance Manager- Florida International Univeristy

Margaret Udahogora, PhD, RD

Current Position: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)  Director and Lecturer -


Pamela Pehrson, PhD

Current PositionResearch Leader, Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC),Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Dept of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville, MD 20705.

Mary Ann Mihok, PhD, RD

Current PositionAdjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics.                         


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