Sacks Research Lab – Flavor, Food, Chemistry

Past Lab Members

Previous members of the Sacks Lab and their current locations

Graduate Students

Kristin Alongi (MS ’09) – Director of Portfolio and Governance at Rich Products (Buffalo, NY)

Imelda Ryona (MS ’08, PhD ’11) – Co-owner, Kemmeter Wines (Penn Yan, 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 Vina Robles Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA)

Charlie Frohman (PhD ’13) – Scientist IV, Ingredients Applications at Coca-Cola (GA)

Lauren Musumeci (MS ’13) – R&D Associate Manager 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) – Post-Doctoral Scientist, UC Davis (Davis, CA)

Greg Dlubac (MPS ’15) – Assistant Winemaker, Sheldrake Point Winery (Ovid, NY)

Lindsay Springer (PhD ’16) – Director of New Product Innovations, Steuben Foods (Elma, NY)

Lei-An Chen (MPS ’16) – Whole Earth Trading Company (Taiwan)

Casey DiCesare (MPS ’16) – Assistant Winemaker, Scheid Vineyards (Salinas, CA)

Jillian Jastrzembski (PhD ’17) – Senior Analytical Chemist, Endless West (San Francisco, CA)

Danielle Noce (MPS ’17) – Hybrid Harvest Intern, Heitz Cellars (St Helena, CA)

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)

Madeleine (Bee) DiGregorio (PhD ’20) – GC-MS Product Specialist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, MD)


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 (2012-15) – Co-owner, Kemmeter Wines (Penn Yan, NY)

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