Dr. Florence O. Uruakpa-Nweke


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Food and Nutritional Sciences, 2004, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • MS, Food Science, 1992, Federal University of Technology (Owerri, Nigeria)
  • BS, Dietetics, 2011, University of North Dakota
  • BS, Food Science and Technology, 1989, Federal University of Technology (Owerri, Nigeria)


  • BMS 438, Administrative Dietetics
  • BMS 338, Food Safety Certification 
  • DTN 743, Foodservice Management Practicum
  • BMS 300, Service Learning in Biomedical Sciences
  • BMS 331, Experimental Food Science
  • BMS 498, Undergraduate Research
  • DTN 745, Topics in Dietetics

Research and professional interests

  • Characterization and structure-function properties of proteins in food systems (e.g., in food gels and emulsions)
  • Recovery and bioactivity of protein fractions as functional food ingredients/products
  • Role of bioactive molecules (e.g. isolated protein fractions) in health and wellness

Awards and honors

  • MOAND Community Impact Grant, Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016
  • MOAND Professional Development Stipend, Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015
  • CASL Research Stipend, Missouri State University CASL Office, 2014
  • Purdue Pre-Tenure Conference Fellowship, Purdue University Butler Center, 2014
  • Kids Eat Right Mini Grant, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Foundation, 2013

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