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LSU Professor to Receive IDFA Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing

Jul 23, 2014
Kayanush Aryana

Kayanush Aryana, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2014 IDFA Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing in recognition of his research accomplishments regarding functional dairy foods. Aryana is the Doyle Chambers Endowed Professor in Animal Sciences and a professor in dairy foods technology at Louisiana State University’s School of Animal Sciences.

This prestigious award is presented to leading researchers in the field of dairy science to recognize those whose findings have allowed processors to develop new products and to make significant improvements in the quality, safety or processing efficiency of dairy foods. The adoption of the findings must affect a significant portion of the dairy foods industry, and particular attention is paid to the long-term importance of the findings and application

During the past 13 years, Aryana has investigated the health effects of components such as carotenoids, immune enhancers, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, probiotics, prebiotics, fibers, and vitamins and minerals on key quality attributes of fermented and frozen dairy foods. His research has helped to foster the creation and marketing of novel dairy products with health benefits.

Aryana received the award during the American Dairy Science Association's annual meeting this week. In 2013, he earned the 2013 Milk Industry Foundation Teaching Award for his accomplishments in training undergraduates while teaching Milk and Dairy Foods, Dairy Microbiology and Quality Assurance in the Food Industries.

Aryana received the award this week during the American Dairy Science Association's annual meeting.

For more information, contact Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, at

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