Testimonials

Name: Akshay Aswani
Program: MS in Food And Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: December 2008
Thesis Title: Development of a beverage from whey
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gour Choudhury
Testimonial: Excellently incorporated program. Very helpful and approachable faculty. Need to offer more classes per semester but research facilities are growing considerably over the past year.

Kaushiki MahapatraName: Kaushiki Mahapatra
Program: MS in Biotechnology
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2009
Thesis Title: Genetic Modification of S.cerevisiae for Biofuel Production
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gour Choudhury
Testimonial: I am a graduate student in the Biotechnology program working on my thesis with the Center for Food Science and Nutrition Research. The journey so far has been fruitful and enriching with the co-operation, support and contribution from every member of the CFSNR team who welcomed me, taught me, abundantly assisted me and in general made life more agreeable and exciting.




Fredie PacudanName: Fredie Pacudan
Program: MS in Food And Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2009
Thesis Title: Undecided (But leaning towards The Benefits of Improved Lye Peeling Equipment")
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gour Choudhury
Testimonial: The M.S. program has given me a much broader experience then I could have ever imagined. The research and assignments we conduct are geared towards simulating real world situations and give us the hands on experience we require to succeed in our careers. The Professors are extremely friendly and are always willing to share their knowledge and expertise.




Baisistha SahaName: Baisistha Saha
Program: MS in Food And Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2009
Thesis Title: Growing Edible Mushrooms from Fruit By-Products
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gour Choudhury
Testimonial: I have been studying here for the last 3 semesters and it has been an excellent experience. The teachers are cooperative, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The Department is unique because of the interesting research areas and lab facilities. I am glad to be a part of this program.




Preetam SarkarName: Preetam Sarkar
Program: MS in Food And Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: January 2010
Thesis Title: Extrusion Processing of Food Byproducts
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gour Choudhury
Testimonial: I come from the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I am a Food Science major.  I am really loving every bit of the graduate program and especially my research project on extrusion processing. The faculty is excellent and the research facilities are also really good in the department.




Name: Analisa Woodward
Program: MS in Food And Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: May 2008
Thesis Title: Beliefs and Behaviors of College Students Toward Weight Management
Faculty Advisor: Sandra Witte PhD
Testimonial: The Masters program was definitely an experience. Graduate work allows you to focus on your area of interest in much more depth. Having been out of college for over ten years, it was refreshing to come back to a classroom setting. I responded to and enjoyed the material much more than during my undergraduate degree.

Name: Rosel Salinas
Program: Certificate in Advanced Studies/Dietetic Internship Program
Expected Graduation Date: May 2008
Thesis Title: N/A
Faculty Advisor: N/A
Testimonial: My professors have ensured a comprehensive academic experience which has provided the knowledge and skills to enhance my practice in dietetics as an intern. I have benefited from a thorough examination of current nutrition research and an understanding of effective techniques in nutrition counseling. Currently, I am gaining valuable insight into the dynamics of nutrition resource management. Ultimately, my professors have demonstrated a genuine desire to help me reach my goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I am fortunate to be a graduate student of food and nutritional science at Fresno State University because I am confident that I will have increased opportunities in the field of food and nutrition as a Registered Dietitian.

Mao XiongName: Mao Xiong
Program: MS in Food and Nutritional Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2008 or Spring 2009
Thesis Title: Not Declared but thinking about: Affective Testing on the Seven Mole Sauces of Oaxaca
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dennis Ferris
Testimonial: This program is tailored to fit the needs of the student. My course work has allowed me to be a creative and critical thinker, it offers hands on food product development skills, and I work closely with my faculty advisor to complete my thesis.