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Senay Simsek

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Office: Harris Hall 209
Phone: (701) 231-7737
Fax: (701) 231-7723
E-mail: Senay.Simsek@ndsu.edu

Bert L. D'Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Associate Professor
HRS Wheat End Quality

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Wheat Quality and Carbohydrate Research Website

Dr. Simsek is a cereal/food chemist and directs the research activities in the area of carbohydrate research and wheat quality. Her research focuses on the effects of the chemical composition of cereals (mainly spring wheat) on end-product quality. She has conducted research and supervised activities in structure-function relationship among bio-macromolecules (particularly, starch and non-starch polysaccharides) found in cereals.

Teaching Responsibilities

Education

  • PhD 2006, Food Science, Purdue University
  • MS 2000, Biochemistry, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
  • BS 1998, Chemistry, Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey

Professional Experience

  • 2013 - present: Bert L. D'Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2007 - 2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2003 - 2006: Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University
  • 2002 - 2003: Research Associate, Purdue University
  • 1998 - 2002: Graduate Research Assistant, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey

Professional Affiliation

  • American Association of Cereal Chemists - Carbohydrate Division
  • Institute of Food Technologists - Carbohydrate Division/Food Chemistry Division/Refrigerated and Frozen Food Division
  • Wheat Quality Council
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
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