Senay Simsek Research Website


Graduate Students

Abdulrahman Alahmed

Abdulrahman Alahmed

Ph.D. Student, Cereal/Food Chemistry

Education: B.Sc. 2012, Food Science and Human Nutrition, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
M.S. 2019, Cereal Science, North Dakota State University

Current Research: Date carbohydrate and end-use quality of dates incorporated in bakery products

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Shatha Alaoufi

Ph.D. Student, Cereal Science

Education: M.S. in Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Current Research: Mycotoxins and health

Maite Cristina Alava Vargas

Maite Cristina Alava Vargas

M.S. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.S., Agronomy and Natural Resources Management, EARTH University, Costa Rica

Current Research: Hard red spring wheat stone mill flour

Jayani Maddakandage Dona

Jayani Maddakandage Dona

Ph.D. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.Sc. 2017, Food Science and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
M.S. 2020, Cereal Science, North Dakota State University

Current Research: Sourdough bread and gut microbiome

Ana Magallanes Lopez

Ana Magallanes López

Ph.D. Candidate, Cereal Science

Education: B.S., Agroindustrial Engineering, Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico
M.S., Cereal Science, North Dakota State University

Current Research: Extraction and characterization of soluble dietary fiber (SDF) from raw and cooked dry beans (pinto and black) grown in North Dakota, and study of pro or anti-inflammatory responses as well as adipokines production from the extracted SDF.

Brandon R. Olson

Brandon R. Olson

M.S. Candidate, Cereal Science

Education: B.S., Food Science, North Dakota State University

Current Research: Solvent retention capacity of wheat flour


Wheat Quality & Carbohydrate Research
Department of Plant Sciences
NDSU Dept. 7670
PO Box 6050
Fargo , ND 58108-6050
166 Loftsgard Hall
(701) 231-7737
Fax: (701) 231-8474
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