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About Somchai Rice

On August 16, 2016, Somchai Rice joined the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute as Assistant Scientist.  She has lived in Iowa over 30 years, growing up in north central Iowa.  Somchai earned her B.S. (Biology), M.S. (Toxicology), and is currently a Ph.D. candidate (Toxicology) at Iowa State University.  Her background and interests are in analytical instrumentation including high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry.  As an Assistant Scientist, she will lead enology research projects using state-of-the-art instrumentation.  She will also participate in workshops and seminars to support extension and outreach to the wine industry in the upper midwest region, including the state of Iowa.


August 2016 Present Assistant Scientist III, Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition


2016 PhD, Toxicology, Iowa State University
2015 MS, Toxicology, Iowa State University
2006 BS, Biology, Iowa State University

Contact Information

2573 Food Sciences
536 Farm House Ln
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-7167
Fax: 515-294-4362


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