- Joseph M. Awika
- Associate Professor
- 429 Heep Center
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2003
Specialty：Food Science & Technology
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My research focus is grain chemistry, processing and quality: Identifying mechanisms by which secondary plant metabolites and minor grain constituents can be optimized to improve food quality and human health; processing techniques to improve health and nutritional profile of grains. In these endeavors, I collaborate closely with plant breeders and geneticists as well as nutritional biochemists. I am also involved in international projects aimed at using grains to improve livelihood through nutrition and food security for small scale farmers in Africa.