Cynthia Machado is a Technical Services Senior Scientist at Novozymes NA, supporting the Consumer and BioSolutions' business. Dr. Machado obtained her M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) degrees in Food Science from Purdue University, Indiana.
Her areas of research were on the antioxidant activity of the phenolic compounds, and nutritional and physical improvement of storage proteins in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) by using Transglutaminase. Dr. Machado obtained her B.S. degree in Food Science and Technology from Zamorando University in Honduras (2002). Dr. Machado is a member of IFT, a mentor for Emerging Leaders Network Program at IFT, and a founder of a mentoring program for Zamorando alumni in the U.S.