Somchai Rice

Assistant Scientist

Dr. Somchai Rice is an Assistant Scientist III at the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute.  She has lived in Iowa over 30 years, growing up in north central Iowa.  Somchai earned her B.S. (Biology), M.S. (Toxicology), and Ph.D. (Toxicology) at Iowa State University.  Her background and interests are in analytical instrumentation including high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and olfactometry.  As an Assistant Scientist, she will lead enology research projects using state-of-the-art instrumentation.  She will also participate in workshops and seminars to support extension and outreach to the wine industry in the upper midwest region, including the state of Iowa.

Area of Expertise: 
Enology Research
Education: 
B.S., Biology, Iowa State University
M.S., Toxicology, Iowa State University
Ph.D., Toxicology, Iowa State University
Contact
515-294-7167
2573 Food Sciences Building
Ames
Iowa
50011-1054