Full Name
Chris Curtin
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Company
Oregon State University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Chris Curtin is an expert in fermentation microbiology, particularly the impact of yeasts on fermented beverage flavor. Prior to joining Oregon State University in 2016, Curtin led biosciences research at the Australian Wine Research Institute, where he was responsible for development of novel yeast strains and strategies to mitigate spoilage by Brettanomyces yeasts. Since joining OSU, Curtin’s laboratory uses ‘omics tools to better understand the role of yeasts and bacteria in a range of fermented beverages, such as wine, beer and kombucha, where despite harboring a core set of the same species, the outcomes are quite different.
Chris Curtin