Currently, my research emphasis is determining the emotional response of consumers during consumption of food and beverages. I am also shifting my research towards determining the relevance of sensory analysis and consumer behavior in food choice and nutrition.
Another focus of my research is to determine consumer preferences for food using multivariate statistical analyses. I study relationships between sensory data and consumer acceptability data/chemical flavor data (GC-MS). I have been working a lot on peanuts and look forward to work on Georgia peaches and blueberries.
I am originally from a state in India called West Bengal – home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. I worked in an ice cream plant as a project manager before I attended the University of Missouri to complete my doctoral studies in Food Microbiology. I love baseball and the Saint Louis Cardinals are my favorite team. I am scared of driving on highways in big cities, so my wife has to chauffeur me when we go to Atlanta!