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Student Receives First Place in Research Symposium

Cereal Science doctoral student Ana Magallanes López tied for first place in the poster session of the third annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council Research Symposium held April 5, 2019.

April 10, 2019

Cereal Science doctoral student Ana Magallanes López tied for first place in the poster session of the third annual North Dakota State University Graduate Student Council (GSC) Research Symposium held April 5, 2019.

Magallanes López, who is advised by Senay Simsek, Bert L. D'Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Professor, presented Can We Remove Vomitoxin from Wheat by Wet Milling? in the symposium poster session. The objective of her research was to compare the effectiveness of three wet milling processes in removing vomitoxin, also known as deoxynivalenol (DON), from wheat starch and gluten protein fractions.

Other Department of Plant Sciences graduate students, listed below, also participated in the GSC Research Symposium.

Oral Presentations

  • Jesse Puka-Beals, Weed Response to Mulches in Carrot
  • Jane Snelling, Vacuum Steam Pasteurization of Hard Red Spring Wheat

Poster Presentations

  • Patricia Cabas-Luhmann, Factors Affecting Hydration and Bleaching of Durum Wheat Grain
  • Pradeepika Chintha, Screening of Phenolic Antioxidant-Linked Bioactive Nutrients of Sweet Potato Cultivars Targeting Early Stages of Type 2 Diabetics
  • Jayani Maddakandage Dona, Do Ancient Wheat Species Differ from Modern Bread Wheat?
  • Sara Moayedi, How Does Protein Molecular Weight Distribution Affect Dough Strength and Pasta Firmness?
  • Jing Wan, Enhancement of Antifungal and Mycotoxin Inhibitory Activities of Food-Grade Thyme Oil Nanoemulsions with Natural Emulsifiers
  • Minwei Xu, How Do Beany Flavor of Chickpea, Lentil, and Yellow Pea Change Following Germination?
  • Kutay Yilmaz, Seeding Date Effects on Grain Sorghum Performance in North Dakota

GSC Leadership Team

  • Serap Vatansever

The GSC Research Symposium provides an opportunity for the exchange of research, knowledge and expertise while networking and building collaboration among the campus community. Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place in the oral and poster sessions.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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