Senay Simsek Research Website


Graduate Students

Abdulrahman Alahmed

Abdulrahman Alahmed

M.S. Student, Cereal/Food Chemistry

Education: B.Sc. 2012, Food Science and Human Nutrition, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Current Research: Effect of glyphosate on oat dietary fiber

Godras Jati Manuhara

PhD Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.S. Agricultural Product and Food Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Plantation Crop Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonisia

Current Research: Preparation and Characterization of Fiber and Modified Rice Starch - Enriched Sourdough Bread

Natsuki Barber

Natsuki Barber

Food Technologist, Northern Crops Institute
Ph.D. Student, Cereal Science

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

Current Research: Quality and nutritional composition of whole wheat affected by FODMAP contents on sourdough fermentation process


Ana Magallanes Lopez

Ph.D. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.S., Agroindustrial Engineering, Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico, MS in Cereal Science, NDSU

Current Research: Mycotoxin impact on starch and gluten functionality after wet milling

Maneka Malalgoda

Maneka Malalgoda

Ph.D. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.Sc. (Hons.) 2013, Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria;
M.S. 2016, Cereal Science, North Dakota State University

Current Research: Gliadin proteins that trigger the onset on celiac disease; and Timing of pre-harvest desiccants and effects on wheat quality, and starch and protein deposition in wheat

Jayani Maddakandage Dona

M.S. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.Sc. 2017, Food Science and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Current Research: Variation in dietary fiber, chemical composition and health benefits of ancient and modern wheat

Jane Snelling

Jane Snelling

M.S. Student, Cereal Science

Education: B.S. 2017, Food Science, University of Idaho

Current Research: Vacuum steam pasteurization of hard red spring wheat


Shatha Alaoufi


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

Current Research: Mycotoxins and Health


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