Sacks Research Lab – Flavor, Food, Chemistry

Past Lab Members


Graduate Students Current location
Kristin Alongi (MS ’09) Director of Portfolio and Governance at Rich Products (Buffalo, NY)
Imelda Ryona (MS ’08, PhD ’11) Post-doc at Quintiles (Ithaca, NY)
Qun Sun (PhD ’11) Assistant Professor of Enology & Viticulture, Fresno State University (Fresno, CA)
Misha Kwasniewski (PhD ’12) Professor at U. of Missouri, Grape & Wine Institute (Columbia, MO)
Sarah Harris (MS ’12) Assistant Winemaker at Pierce Ranch Vineyards (Turlock, CA)
Charlie Frohman (PhD ’13) Scientist IV, Ingredients Applications at Coca-Cola (GA)
Lauren Musumeci (MS ’13) R&D Scientist at PepsiCo (Valhalla, NY)
Zach Pegram (MPS ’13) Winemaker at Swedish Hill Winery (Romulus, NY)
Maya Dalla Valle (MPS ’13) Dalla Valle Vineyards (Oakville, CA)
Christine Hansen (MS ’14) Quality Engineer at E&J Gallo (Healdsburg, CA)
Megan Damen (MPS ’14) Product Development at Diageo (Norwalk, CT)
Patricia Howe (PhD ’15) Senior Director of Quality Control, Constellation Brands (St Helena, CA)
Greg Dlubac (MPS ’15) Winery/Vineyard Assistant, Sheldrake Point Winery (Ovid, NY)
Lindsay Springer (PhD ’16) Post-Doc, Peck Lab, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
 Lei-An Chen (MPS ’16)  Whole Earth Trading Company (Taiwan)
 Casey Di Cesare (MPS ’16)  Assistant Winemaker, Scheid Vineyards (Salinas, CA)
 Jillian Jastrzembski (PhD ’17)  Research Chemist, Endless West (San Francisco, CA)
 Danielle Noce (MPS ’17)  Harvest Intern, Bethany Wines (Barossa region, Australia)
 Colleen Szeto (MPS ’17)  PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide (Australia)
 Kevin Barthelemey (MPS ’18)
 Beth Burzynski-Chang (PhD ’19)  Enology Extension Specialist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, VA)
 Post-doctoral associates
Bruce Pan (2007-09) Research Scientist II at E&J Gallo (Modesto, CA)
Pilar Gómez-Cortés (2011-12) Researcher at Institute of Food Science Research (Madrid, Spain)
Imelda Ryona (2012-2015) Post-doc at Quintiles (Ithaca, NY)


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