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Dhiraj A. Vattem, PhD


Nutritional Biomedicine & Biotechnology
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 78666

Tel:       512.245.7655       (Office), FCS 287K
            512.245.7275       (Lab-1), FCS 287L
            512.245.7338      (Lab-2),  FCS 287D
Fax:    512.245.3829


University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Mass.
Ph.D. in food science (2004)
Focused on the interface of food science, nutrition and life sciences to understand mechanism of action and develop synergistic natural product formulations for metabolic and infectious diseases.


Central Food Technological Research Institute

Mysore, India
M.S. in food technology (1999)
Conducted kinetic studies on ascorbic acid degradation in processed fruits and vegetables to optimize parameters for food and dietary supplement ingredients.


University of Delhi

Delhi, India
B.S. (Hons) in biochemistry (1997)
Isolated and purified immunoglobulin-E against grass pollen in rats.


Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
Professor (2013 -)
Associate professor (tenured, 2008)
Assistant professor (2004)


NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center

Ames, Iowa

Affiliate faculty (2004-2007)

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Mass.

Graduate research assistant (2000 - 2004)


Indian Institute of Technology

Delhi, India

Project research assistant (1999-2000)