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Texas Woman's University now home to flavor chemistry laboratory

The new flavor chemistry program at Texas Woman's University now has a lab. 

Led by Xiaofen Du, a food scientist, students can earn a master's degree or doctorate in nutritution with an emphasis in flavor chemistry. 

The program and lab are possible because of a partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the first university-based research center of its kind in the state. 

At the lab, researchers can break down food compounds to analyze and develop new flavor compounds and replicate old flavors. 

FEATURED PHOTO: Steve Kramer, senior technical director of flavor technology at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and Xiaofan Du, leader of the lab at Texas Woman's University, talk about the new equipment that evaluates the compounds of flavor and fragrance.
Michael Modecki/TWU