School of Food Science

Students Compete at WSU Wiley Research Exposition

The School of Food Science was well represented at the WSU Wiley Research Exposition with two oral presentations and one poster presentation by our students. The exposition was held at the Compton Union Building on the WSU Campus in Pullman.

The February 21st event invited student researchers from all across campus to present their findings in oral or poster presentations. Food Science students Ryan Kowalski, Rocio Carrion-Rabanal, and Thuy Nguyen shared their research with exposition judges and other attendees.

ryan presentation of research

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski (student of Girish Ganjyal) gave an oral presentation at the Wiley Research Fair. The title of his presentation was “Exploring the Unique Benefits of Novel Waxy Wheat Flour Developed at Washington State University through Extrusion Technology”. He shared the highly beneficial processing usage of a new wheat variety, Waxy Wheat, which was developed at the USDA Wheat Quality Lab in Pullman, WA by Dr. Craig Morris.



Carrion, Rocio

Rocio Carrion


Rocio Carrion-Rabanal (student of Giuliana Noratto) did an oral presentation at the event. Title:  “Bioactive compounds of quinoa with potential for intestinal health.” She is working toward a masters in Food Science.





thuy presenting poster

Thuy Nguyen



Thuy Nguyen presented her poster outlining research entitled “Cranberry extract promotes anti-inflammatory activity of Lactobacillus plantarum on HT-29 human colon cancer cells”. She is a student working under Dr. Boon Chew and is the recipient of the M. Virginia Schafer Graduate Fellowship.

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