Innovation Institute for Food and Health at the University of California, Davis Announces 2023 Partner Summit

Startup Co-founded by Faculty Director Justin Siegel Aims to Improve Protein Digestibility

The UC Davis Office of Research has recently highlighted a startup co-founded by our Faculty Director, Justin Siegel, and their efforts to improve the nutrition of dietary proteins. Digestiva is focused on using enzymes to assist our body’s natural digestion of protein, allowing for greater nutritional benefit and uptake. Justin and Digestiva are further aiming to tailor enzymatic technology to enhance the health benefits of specific proteins, with potential applications including blood glucose control and inflammation reduction, among others.

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Faculty Director Justin Siegel Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow



We are pleased to share that our Faculty Director, Justin Siegel, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors!  Fellows are recognized for their inventions that “have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society”.  In addition to serving as the IIFH Faculty Director, Justin holds over 100 patents and has co-founded eight startups in the past ten years, accomplishments that have been recognized by the NAI in naming him in the 2022 class of Fellows.

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