Professor and Director, Food Science Program Chapman University
Anuradha Prakash is Professor and Director of the Food Science Program at Chapman University. She serves as Science Advisor to the FDA office (Pacific Southwest Food and Feed lab) and is a Fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.
Anuradha teaches Food Processing and Food Product Development. Her research program focuses on using irradiation to enhance the safety and shelf-life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables and ready-to-eat meals. At present, she is evaluating the effect of irradiation on the quality of fruit treated by irradiation for insect disinfestation with the goal of eliminating global trade barriers by reducing the threat posed by invasive pests.