Post Doctoral Scholars

Post Doc Scholar – Laura Martin

PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, SUNY University at Buffalo

BS, Biological Sciences, Florida State University


Graduate Students

PhD Student  – Alexa Pullicin

University of South Florida, B.S. Biomedical Science, Psychology Minor, 2014

Oregon State University, M.S. Food Science, 2017


PhD Student  – Shashwat Damani in Biotechnology from SRM University, Chennai, India

M.S in Food Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

I happened to learn about Sensory Science during my internship in a distillery in India which then exposed me to the world of Food Science. I decided to pursue my masters in this field after which I worked as a Sensory Scientist for Lactalis American Group for 4 years, leading their sensory division in the USA. At OSU, I am currently working on understanding the taste perception of starches!

I enjoy hiking and going on long distance drives (which has helped me explore so much that PNW has to offer). I also make good lentil soup and saag paneer!

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Student- Galen Moll

Current Food Science & Technology undergraduate student at Oregon State University

Bio: My name is Galen and I’m currently studying food science as an undergraduate. I work in the Lim Lab where we are researching human sensory perception. I intend to find a career in sensory science after attending graduate school. The graduate students I work with are incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with (especially when I am trying my best to learn about the complicated science we do). Outside of school, I have a passion for cooking and I play ultimate frisbee on the club team at OSU.