Dr. Ganesan Narsimhan's Staff

Dr. Ganesan Narsimhan
Position
Professor
Email
narsimha@purdue.edu
Phone
(765) 494-1199
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Gnana Prasuna Desam earned her B.Tech. degree in the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in July 2014. She joined Dr. Narsimhan's group in June 2015 to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and is working on Prediction of swelling kinetics of waxy corn starch and modified waxy corn starch.

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Maya Fitriyanti completed her B.S. in Microbiology from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, in 2008 and M.S degree in Chemical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, in 2012. The research topic during her M.S study was the production of fungal Laccase. She began her Ph.D at Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University in the Fall of 2015 and joined Dr. Ganesan Narsimhan's research group. Her research will focus on the application of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs).

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Hu Hou is a visiting scholar in Prof. Narsimhan's group from 2016.12 and he is working on the antimicrobial peptides. He obtained B.E. degree from the Department of Food Science and Engineering in Yantai University in June 2006, and he got Ph.D. degree from the Department of Food Science in Ocean University of China in June 2011. He became an Associate Professor in Ocean University of China in December 2014, and he teaches Principles of Food Engineering for undergraduate students and Food Protein Theory and Technology for graduate students. His research focused on Food Protein and Peptides.

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Jinsha Li completed her B.S. in Biosystem Engineering at Michigan State University in 2013. She joined Dr. Engelberth's group in August 2013. In July 2015, she successfully defended her M.S. thesis in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, titled "Adding value to bio-ethanol production: quantification and recovery of lutein and zeaxanthin from DDGS". In the same year, she started Ph.D. study with Dr. Narsimhan and has been working on project "Prediction of swelling kinetics of waxy native maize starch" since then. Jinsha is the recipient of Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship.

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Yuan Lyu (Yuan Lv) earned her B.S. degree in College of Life Science from Henan Normal University in July 2010, and M.S. degree in School of Life Science from East China Normal University in Jul 2013. Her M.S. research was mainly about development of soybean product, including isolated soybean protein and dietary soybean fiber. Yuan joined Dr. Ganesan Narsimhan' s lab in Aug 2013 in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. Her current research focuses on verifying strategy of getting antimicrobial peptide from soybean protein.

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Hongbo Mi

Hongbo Mi

Visiting Scholar - Bohai University

Mi Hongbo earned her B.S. degree from the Department of Food Science and Engineering of Tianjin University in July 2009. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Food Science of Zhejiang University in June 2014. Now she is a faculty member at the College of Food Science and Engineering, Bohai University. She joined Dr. Narsimhan's group as a visiting scholar in September 2016 with the research topic on preparation and characterization of starch-lipid complexes.

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Xiang Ning earned her B.E. degree from the Department of Food Engineering of Hunan Agricultural University in July 2011. She obtained her M.S. degree from the Department of Food Science of Wageningen University in the Netherlands in June 2013. The research topic of her M.S study was "The relation between structure of globular proteins and their cross-linking activity with microbial transglutaminase". She joined Dr. Narsimhan's group as a visiting student in July 2013 to study the function of homogenization on soy ?-conglycinin and pectin stabilized encapsulation system. She will continue her Ph.D. under Dr. Narsimhan with the research topic on pore formation in lipid bilayers by antimicrobial peptides.

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Zhang Mengke earned her B.E. degree from the Department of Food Science and Engineering at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in July 2011. She obtained her M.S. degree from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering of China Agriculture University in June 2013. The research topic of her M.S study was "Preparation of a diacylglycerol-enriched soybean oil and functional evaluation". She started PhD study in Food Science at Jiangnan University from September 2013. The research topic of her PhD study is about preparation of ?-cyclodextrin supramolecular nanoparticle based on click chemistry as a drug delivery system. She joined Dr. Narsimhan's group as a visiting scholar in August 2016 to study molecular dynamics simulation of complexation of alamethicin with cyclodextrin.

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