Panel of Experts

Our panel of experts provide insight and guidance on all matters of food science, from existing studies and research to new scientific developments and food science articles.

alttextSrinivas Janaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Srinivas Janaswamy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dairy and Food Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. Dr. Janaswamy’s research is on the basic and applied aspects of carbohydrates with an emphasis on the design and development of cost-effective carriers of bioactive compounds leading to novel functional foods, medicinal foods and food supplements. He is also actively involved in unraveling the correlation between the molecular structure and macroscopic behavior of polysaccharides and tailoring polysaccharide properties towards improved functionality.

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alttextRobert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

Robert E. Brackett, PhD, is a Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and currently serves as Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Vice President and Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). In this capacity, he serves on the IIT administrative leadership team, as well as directs the scientific and educational programs at IFSH. Dr. Brackett has over 30 years of experience in scientific research in industry, government and academia.

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alttextDavid McCoy, PhD, Vice President- Product Research Dairy Management

David McCoy, Ph.D., is the vice president of Product Research at the Dairy Research Institute, where he provides technical coordination for Innovation Center initiatives, management of DRI’s cheese and fluid milk programs, reviews of the latest scientific papers to DRI’s monthly e-newsletter, Dairy Research Insights, to facilitate activation by the industry, scientific support to various DMI teams and coordination for the five Dairy Application Laboratories.

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alttextRoger A. Clemens, DrPH, Adjunct Professor of pharmaceutical sciences; Associate director, regulatory science program, USC School of Pharmacy

Roger Clemens is Associate Director of the Regulatory Science program within the USC School of Pharmacy, and is Special Projects Advisor for ETHorn, a distributor of food ingredients. He was the Director of Analytical Research at USC for 5 years, and the Scientific Advisor for Nestlé USA for more than 21 years. He has published more than 50 original manuscripts in nutrition and food science, participated in more than 200 invited domestic and international lectures, and served as an expert panel member for the food industry, scientific organizations, trade associations and regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada.

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alttextJames McKim, PhD, Toxicologist

Dr. James (Jim) McKim is currently President at IONTOX, LLC. IONTOX consulting provides expertise in the areas of general toxicology, in vitro toxicology, safety screening of chemicals, drugs, and personal care products.


Dr. McKim graduated with high honors from the doctoral program in biochemical and molecular toxicology at Oregon State University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical School. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology and has served as President of the Michigan Society of Toxicology

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