Biological and Agricultural Engineering

February 17 – BAE Seminar: Dr. Gail Bornhorst

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
3:10 PM


Dr. Gail Bornhorst
Assistant Professor
Biological and Agricultural Engineering



Using Engineering Approaches to Understand Gastric Digestion


Gastric digestion of food is a complex process that is controlled my many physiological and meal-related factors. However, to optimize functional food and pharmaceutical design, it is crucial to have a fundamental understanding of digestion processes. In this presentation, we will examine questions such as: Does gastric mixing matter? Does your meal influence the passage of a tablet? Does the location of a pathogen in your stomach influence its survival?


Coffee and cookies will be served.

2045 Bainer Hall University of California Davis

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