David Jacobs

David Jacobs, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
David Jacobs received his BS in Mathematics from Hofstra and his PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Johns Hopkins. His research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, biometry, diet, physical activity, low serum cholesterol and noncardiovascular disease, nutritional epidemiology...
Joseph Awika

Joseph M. Awika, PhD

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Joseph Awika earned his PhD in Cereal Chemistry from Texas A&M University, where he now works as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Awika’s broad research area is grain chemistry: Identifying mechanisms by which secondary plant metabolites and minor grain constituents can be optimized to improve food...
Gary Fulcher

R. Gary Fulcher, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
Gary Fulcher received his BA and MSc in biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, and his PhD in botany from Monash University in Australia. Before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1989, Gary was a Senior Research Scientist with Agriculture Canada and an adjunct professor at the School of...
Emily Ho

Emily Ho, PhD

Endowed Director, Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition & Preventive Health
Corvallis, OR
Emily Ho is the Endowed Director of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition & Preventive Health. She is also a full professor, in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Principal Investigator at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Dr. Ho...
Gary Hou

Gary Hou, PhD

Chief Technology Officer — Grain Foods, SPC Group
South Korea
Gary Hou received his PhD in Food Science from Michigan State University, and BS and MS in Food Science from Jiangnan University, China. He is an affiliate faculty of Oregon State University and University of Minnesota, and a guest professor of Anhui Agricultural University, China. Gary joined the...
Julie Miller Jones

Julie Miller Jones, PhD, LN, CNS, CFS, FAACCI, FICC

Professor Emeritus
St. Catherine's University
Julie Miller Jones is an emeritus professor of nutrition at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She has twice been named St. Catherine’s outstanding professor and has received many awards, including the Myser Award, granted by St. Catherine’s alumnae to a professor “who made a difference in...
Rui Hai Liu

Rui Hai Liu, PhD, MD

Professor of Food Science
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Rui Hai Liu received his PhD in Toxicology from Cornell University. He also holds a MD in Medicine and a MS in Nutrition and Food Toxicology from Harbin Medical School in China. His recent publications include an analysis of phytochemicals and antioxidant activity in different wheat varieties. His...
Simin Liu

Simin Liu, MD, SCD

Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
Brown University
Simin Liu received his MD at the Jinan University School of Medicine, then earned his MPH and ScD degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s...
Len Marquart

Len Marquart, PhD, RD

Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
Len has a BS in nutrition from Syracuse University, and an MS and PhD from the University of North Carolina in Human Nutrition/Exercise Physiology. Before coming to UMN, he was Senior Scientist at General Mills’ Bell Institute. His research interests and published papers are in the areas of whole...
Nicola McKeown

Nicola McKeown, PhD

Asst. Professor / Dir. of Nutritional Epidemiology Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Dr. Nicola McKeown is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nutritional Epidemiology Program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She is internationally renowned for her work...
Chris Miller

Chris Miller, PhD

Director of Wheat Quality Research
Heartland Plant Innovations
Dr. Chris Miller earned a BS in Milling Science and Management, an MS in Grain Science, and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. Chris has expertise in wheat flour milling, dry corn milling and oat milling, and his research interests...
Robert Myers PhD

Robert L. Myers, PhD

Regional Director of North Central SARE Extension Programs
University of Missouri
Dr. Rob Myers is Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. He administers competitive grants and state funding for sustainable agriculture projects in 12 North Central states. He also holds an...