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About Me.

Hi there! I'm Dr. Bryan Quoc Le, and I am a food scientist, food industry consultant, and author of the book, 150 Food Science Questions Answered. I earned my Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I studied the biological effects of savory flavors from plant-based sources.

Starting June 2023, I will be appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the College of Natural Sciences at Pacific Lutheran University. I also serve as a Domain Expert for Carbon13 and as a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship.

Since graduating from my doctoral program, I've gone on to become a scientific advisor and consulting food scientist for a number of food companies, including Blue Diamond Growers, Lactalis, Valrhona Chocolate, Tres Agaves, The Good Food Institute, Satoria Agro, TurtleTree, Black Sheep Foods, and others.

I've been quoted by publications such as Forbes, Insider, HuffPost, PopSugar, Eat This, Not That!, Martha Stewart, and many others. I've also given presentations on food technology for Microsoft and RAIN Incubator, a biotech incubator based in the Puget Sound.

Currently, I'm living in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Yvonne and two dogs, Cupresidian and Rouxmina.



Ph.D. in Food Science

University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Wrote and published the book, 150 Food Science Questions Answered.

  • Served as the Vice President of Social and Digital Media for the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association.

  • Recipient of the James Beard Legacy Scholarship.


M.S. in Chemistry

University of California, Irvine

  • Conducted research on green catalysts at the Joint Center of Artificial Photosynthesis, a Department of Energy innovation hub at the California Institute of Technology.

  • Lauded for Outstanding Contributions to the UC Irvine Department of Chemistry Teaching Program.


B.S. (hons) in Chemistry

University of California, Irvine

  • Recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award, Merck Index Organic Chemistry Award, Pfizer Research Award, Allergan Research Fellowship, and Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award.

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