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Itai Mutukwa Completes Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management

Itai Mutukwa defended her Natural Resources Management thesis in May and held an Exit Seminar on Friday, December 5, 2014 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University. The title of her thesis is Drying and Pretreatments Affect Oyster Mushroom Quality.
Itai Mutukwa Completes Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management

Itai Mutukwa (right) with adviser Dr. Chiwon Lee

Itai Mutukwa defended her Natural Resources Management thesis in May and held an Exit Seminar on Friday, December 5, 2014 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University. Her thesis research, titled Drying and Pretreatments Affect Oyster Mushroom Quality tested differing drying and soaking methods on oyster mushrooms and the effects on mushroom nutritional values and sensory quality.

Originally from Harare, Zimbabwe, Mutukwa received her M.S. degree from Africa University before coming to NDSU. She chose NDSU because of its good reputation for agricultural research.

While a student, Mutukwa was honored with the Charles and Linda Moses Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Prem Jauhar Crop Science Research Award, and NDSU Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. 

In the future, Mutukwa hopes to work in research, teaching, or community development. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at NDSU.

Mutukwa’s adviser was Dr. Chiwon Lee, and Dr. Cliff Hall, Dr. Charlene Wolf-Hall, Dr. Edward DeKyser, Dr. Garry Goreham, and Dr. Larry Cihacek were the members of her graduate committee.

Source: Itai Mutukwa (contact Dr. Chiwon Lee, 701-231-8062, chiwon.lee@ndsu.edu)
Author: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971, shannon.ueker@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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