Samuel Alcaine receives the ADSA® Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Samuel Alcaine the 2020 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods. Alcaine will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods was created to recognize a young scholar from the dairy foods division and their potential in research and educational leadership and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. Special requirements include 10 years or less since earning a final academic degree, current active membership in ADSA, exemplary research or educational programs (instruction, extension, or industry), and potential for future leadership. The winner must deliver a symposium-type address at the ADSA Annual Meeting that should focus on critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. A written manuscript of the lecture must be submitted to Journal of Dairy Science®, which will then be reviewed and published in an appropriate section of the journal.

Samuel Alcaine is an assistant professor of dairy fermentations in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University with a research and extension appointment. He earned a BS from the University of Maryland, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts. His research focuses on fermentation-based methods to reduce dairy product spoilage, fermentation-based upcycling of dairy by-products, and bacteriophage-based applications for the control and identification of bacteria. His extension program encompasses the key areas of yogurt and fermented dairy production, dairy food safety, and coaching artisan dairy producers on FSMA-compliant food safety plan implementation.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Samuel Alcaine with the 2020 ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods.


About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.