About the Author
Dr. Sudarshan Nadathur is a Senior Flavorist with Givaudan. His career of 20 years has been in the Flavor industry, where he has held both regional and international roles supporting research, flavor creation, and developing new business. With a keen interest in Health and Sustainability, Dr. Nadathur has been actively involved with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) over the last several years. He was the past chair of the Sustainability program for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Advisory Panel. Dr. Nadathur has degrees in Chemistry / Biochemistry from India, Masters in Food Science from the University of Delaware, a Doctorate in Food Science & Technology from Oregon State University and is a Certified Food Scientist. Dr. Janitha Wanasundara is a Research Scientist at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) while affiliating as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She holds a doctorate in Food Science and has over 25 years of experience in the food chemistry, protein chemistry and food technology areas as a researcher and a university level educator. Dr. Wanasundara's research efforts are to understand seed proteins for their optimum use in supporting environmentally sustainable healthy food and renewable polymer applications. Dr. Wanasundara has contributed to more than 75 peer reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of food science and holds a patent on protein processing of Brassicaceae oilseeds. She has held the Vice-chair and Chair positions of the Protein and Co-Products division of American Oil Chemists' Society during 2013-16. Dr. Laurie Scanlin's career spans over 20 years in food and beverage product development, taking concepts from research through full-scale commercialization for U.S. ingredient, retail, and food service companies. She holds a doctorate in Food Science and Human Nutrition and is Affiliate Professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Scanlin is committed to sustainable, plant-based and alternative protein sources and has been a selected international presenter on this global topic. She is also principal inventor of U.S. Patent "Quinoa Protein Concentrate, Production, and Functionality" and past chair of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Food Technologists.