Selina Wang


Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Food Science and Technology
2160 Robert Mondavi Institute - North

Dr. Wang’s research program focuses on chemical quality, purity, and nutrition parameters that occur during fruit and vegetable post-harvesting, processing and storage. The Wang lab works on (1) identifying the important chemical markers that are important for quality, purity and nutrition in food products; (2) developing robust (faster and cheaper) detection methods so they can be easily adopted by industries; and (3) modifying processing methods to improve quality, purity and nutrition.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Chair, American Oil Chemists’ Society Avocado Oil Expert Panel (since 2021)
  • Research Director, UC Davis Olive Center (2012-2022)
  • UC Davis Faculty Stewardship Award (2021)
  • Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award (2021)
  • Olive Wellness Institute's inaugural Achievement Award (2020)
  • PhD UC Davis (2008)
  • BS UC Santa Cruz (2003)

Representative Publications