Christina DeWitt

Director and Professor - OSU Seafood Research & Education Center; Interim Director - Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station
christina.dewitt [at]

Office: 503-325-4531, Ext. 202
Fax: 503-325-2753

Seafood Research & Education Center

Seafood Research & Education Center 253

OSU Seafood Laboratory 2001 Marine Dr. Ste 253

OSU Seafood Laboratory
2001 Marine Dr. Ste 253
Astoria, OR 97103-3420

My research interests are focused on efforts that improve seafood utilization, quality and safety. Particularly with regard to understanding how injection/marinade and high pressure processes can be used to enhance fresh product quality while minimizing impacts on nutritional value and safety. Interests also center on enhancing utilization of co-products generated from seafood processing and minimization of processing waste.

OSU Seafood Research & Education Center
2001 Marine Dr Room 253
Astoria,OR 97103

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Affiliated with: 
Seafood Research & Education Center
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Food Science and Technology Department
I can serve on graduate committees
Courses Taught: 

FST 599/699 Seafood Technology

Experiment Station
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

My personal interests "currently" include reading, walking and biking with my aussies Teddy and Rocket, and fly fishing.  Really, any kind of fishing, but fly fishing in particular.



Christina A. Mireles DeWitt graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a B.S. in Food Science & Technology.  She completed her M.S. thesis “Complex mechanisms of chitosan and naturally occurring polyanions” and her doctoral thesis “Recovery and utilization of catheptic proteases from surimi wash water” at Oregon State University.  She spent 7 years working for commercial food testing laboratories, American Microbiological Services Incorporated and Silliker Laboratories.  She spent 11 years as a Food Chemist at Oklahoma State University in the department of Animal Sciences and was housed from 2008-2010 in the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center.  She joined the faculty at Oregon State University in 2011 and currently serves as the Director of the OSU Seafood Lab, a Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station housed in the Seafood Research & Education Center in Astoria, OR.  Her faculty appointment is as an associate professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology.   Dr. DeWitt’s current research is focused on improving seafood quality, safety and utilization.

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