AOAC GFA Stakeholder Program Meeting Book (August 29, 2021)


Melanie Downs, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

FARRP, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Food Allergens Working Group Chair

Melanie Downs is an Assistant Professor affiliated with the Food Allergy Research & Resource Program in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her research primarily focuses on the proteomics of allergenic foods, including the identification, characterization, and analytical detection of food allergens using mass

spectrometry. In addition to research, Dr. Downs also works with the food industry on a number of aspects of food allergen management, including development of allergen control programs, validation of allergen preventive controls, and application of food allergen detection methods.

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