Dr. Qun (Kristy) Sun
Assistant Professor of Enology
Ph.D. Food Science and Technology (Wine Chemistry), Cornell University
M.S. Food Science, Southwest Agricultural University (SWAU), China
Office: Viticulture & Enology Building #209
Brief Introductory Statement:
Dr. Sun received her Ph.D. in wine chemistry from Cornell University. The focus of her dissertation was on chemosensory and viticultural studies of hybrid grape and resulting wines. Before joining the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State in August 2017, she was appointed as a Food Scientist at the International Food Network (now Covance Food Solutions) where she conducted food/beverage development and reformulation using instrumental analysis and sensory evaluation. She also previously taught Food Analysis for the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Fresno State.
Her research interests are grape/wine aroma and flavor compound identification, the impact of viticultural practices on grape and wine quality, developing new analytical techniques for measurement of grape and wine components, determining the relationship between sensory attributes and wine composition.