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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Dr. Razieh Farzad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Farzad's integrated research and extension program's primary goal is to support the continued growth and success of the Florida Seafood Industry by serving as the keystone who links the industry's needs, University of Florida's statewide extension resources and Florida Sea Grant through open communication, knowledge transfer and relevant research. She sees herself as the crossroad of these various entities that keep them connected.


  • Research

    Dr. Farzad is interested in what food science and aquaculture research can bring to the sustainable food system. Seafood is considered one of the primary animal protein sources for humans. It plays a vital role in ensuring food security in the future with the growing human population and scarcity of natural resources. In line with that, Dr. Farzad's research areas that support the production of sustainable, safe, and high-quality seafood through aquaculture practices, mainly Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), are as following:

    • Production of novel aquafeed using the advances in cellular agriculture
    • Aquaculture engineering
    • Aquaponic production of seafood and produce
    • Dietary interventions for production of value-added seafood
    • Seafood Nutrition
  • Education
    • Postdoctoral Research Scholar. University of California Davis (2019), Research focus: Ocean conservation and Restorative Aquaculture
    • Food Science and Technology, Virginia Polytechnic and State Institute (2018), Research focus: Novel Aquafeed for Sustainable Seafood Production
    • M.S. in Biotechnology, Pennsylvania State University (2011), Research focus: Nanomaterials for Tissue engineering
    • B.S. in Food Science and Technology. Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran. (2007)
  • Publications

Contact Information

586 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL  32611