Professional Experience 

Assistant Professor

Oregon State University (Corvallis, Ore.)

Nutrition Program, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences 

January, 2016 - Present

Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of California, Davis (Davis, Calif.)

Department of Food Science and Technology

June, 2012 – December, 2015

Fellowship provided by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Institute of Health K99 Career Award. Research to identify the digestive products of breast milk in term and premature infants in order to determine improved feeding solutions for premature infants. Examining bioactivity of identified naturally-occurring peptides in milk. Dr. Dallas has identified over 500 novel milk peptides, of which, over 50 which have potential antimicrobial or immunomodulatory affects. His in vitro work shows that these peptides kill several strains of harmful bacteria. Peptide identification with microchip liquid chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry and database searching. Mentors: Dr. Carlito B. Lebrilla, Dr. Daniela Barile, Dr. J. Bruce German and Dr. David Mills

Ph. D. Student

University of California, Davis (Davis, Calif.)

Department of Food Science and Technology, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology

July, 2008 - May, 2012

Dr. Dallas's research under Dr. J. Bruce German aimed to determine the composition of human milk N-linked glycans, peptides and glycopeptides. The aim of this research was to determine biological differences between premature and term mother’s milk and digestion variability in term and premature infants so that an approach could be established for improved feeding of premature infants.