Hello from the Girard Lab!

Fall 2023 photo of 8 members of the Girard lab

The mission of the Girard lab is to use protein chemistry to improve food quality and sustainability, as well as to promote human health. We are an inclusive research program that produces high-caliber science while training scientists to be leaders and innovators to solve food-related problems.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Mechanisms of protein-polyphenol interactions and their effect on protein functionality
  • Reduction of off-flavors in plant-based protein sources
  • Improving structure and function of extruded proteins