Gonca Pasin, R.D. Ph.D., Executive Director

Gonca Pasin, R.D. Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) in Davis, California. She functions as the Chief Executive Officer of CDRF, a non-for-profit research planning and management corporation on behalf of its stakeholders in the California and U.S. dairy industry. She has been a long-standing advisor to the dairy industry, performing proprietary custom consulting for clients with specific needs requiring intensive research integrated with strategic analysis.

Dr. Gonca Pasin received her BS, R.D, and Teaching Diploma in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics (Summa Cum Laude) from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey; her Ph.D. in Food Technology from the University of Reading in Reading, England; her post-doc from the National Institute for Research in Dairying in Reading (NIRD), England; and tenure from Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Dr. Pasin previous affiliations include senior scientific researcher at the NIRD, professor in the Department of Food Engineering at the Hacettepe University, Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California in Davis, President of Pasin Business Consulting Group in Davis,  Strategic Coordinator for the International Milk Genomics Consortium and Interim Executive Director for the CDRF.

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