Riya Thakkar

Riya Thakkar
M.S. Student
Faculty Supervisor
» Dr. Stephen R. Lindemann

Riya Thakkar is a graduate student working to obtain her M.S in Food Science. Her area of interest is Food Microbiology. She has obtained her Undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology in May 2016 from Dr. D. Y. Patil University, India. She has worked as a Research Intern at Bhabha Atomic Research Center towards her thesis during the Undergrad. Her research there was related to finding the effects on natural food compounds on tuberculosis. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where her study was related to nanoparticles on post-operative bone infections. She started her Master's degree under Dr. Stephen Lindemman's laboratory at Purdue University, in January 2017 and her work here focuses on the effect of particle size of food on the colonic microbiota.