The mission of the Department of Food and Animal Biotechnology involves the research and education of biotechnologies regarding food and animal resources. The major emphasis of food biotechnology is to study advanced technology related to human health and the food industry. Thus, the mission of the food biotechnology program is to educate students to serve in the field throughout the world. The primary objective of the animal biotechnology program is to educate students to reach leadership positions for the 21st century in the field of animal biotechnology.
Our research is focused on the development of bio-resources and bio-reactors as well as technology to uncover complicated diseases in animals and humans. This program trains the students to be food technologists and engineers equipped with chemical and biological fundamentals and engineering methodology for a comprehensive understanding of the physicochemical properties of foods, processing and preservation of food materials, and biotechnological applications.
The animal biotechnology major integrates the newest technologies into traditional animal science. The principal educational objective of the department is to mold successful leaders in the future industries and academics related to food and animal biotechnology.