Kriza Faye A. Calumba, M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

MS Food Science Coordinator



Louisiana State University, LA, USA
University of the Philippines Mindanao
Exchange Student, 2012
National University of Singapore


FST 10 – Overview of Food Science and Technology
FST 163 – Food Laws and Regulations
CHEM 21 – College Chemistry I
CHEM 22 – College Chemistry II
CHEM 31.1 – Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory

FS 291 – Principles of Brewing


  • Food microbiology
  • Probiotics
  • Food safety
  • Beer
  • Nutrition


  1. Production and stability of probiotic Artocarpus odoratissimus (marang) juice during refrigerated storage and in simulated gastric and intestinal conditions (project leader; completed)
  2. Developing a point of catch to plate traceability system for tuna in Davao region (project staff; ongoing)
  3. Indigenous vegetable consumption of in-school adolescents in urban and rural areas in Davao City (project leader; completed)
  4. Ale beer containing free and immobilized Lactobacillus brevis, a potential delivery system for probiotics (M.S. thesis; completed)
  5. Improving consumption of indigenous vegetables by school age children through vegetable gardens and supervised cooking in six schools in Davao City (project staff; completed)
  6. Assessment of Lactobacillus paracasei F2I2 as biopreservative for pork under typical public market condition (B.S. thesis; completed)


  1. Bonilla F, Garcia A, Calumba K, Reyes V, Sathivel S. (2022). Functional and morphological characterization of undersized crawfish minced meat hydrolysate powders produced with alkaline protease and bacterial protease. Food Structure 2022, 100250.
  2. Calumba KF, Reyes V, Bonilla F, Villasmil E, and Sathivel S. (2021). Ale beer containing free and immobilized Lactobacillus brevis, a potential delivery system for probiotics. Food Production, Processing and Nutrition 3, 8 (2021).
  3. Obsioma V, Guiral K, Matullano K, Lorilla A, Tagubase J, Calumba KF*, Sarmiento JM, Alviola P. (2020). Linking Socio-demographics of Meat Vendor-processors to Residual Nitrite in Skinless Native Sausage Sold in a Typical Public Market in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science, 149(4), 1141-1149.
  4. Fundador E, Calumba KF. (2020). Using a Glucometer for Home-based Quantification of Sugar in Baked Goods. Philippine Journal of Science, 149(4), 1119-1125.
  5. Tocmo R, Fronteras J, Calumba KF, Mendoza M, Johnson, J. (2020). Valorization of pomelo (Citrus grandis Osbeck) peel: A review of current utilization, phytochemistry, bioactivities and mechanisms of action. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 19(4), 1969-2012. DOI: 10.1111/1541-4337.12561
  6. Soriano P, Villame RG, Calumba KF*, Alviola JN, Delima AG, Alviola P, Bayogan ER. (2020). Utilization of ‘alugbati’ (Basella alba L.) leaves powder to increase vitamin A content of fresh egg noodles. Philippine Journal of Science 149 (2): 299-307.
  7. Calumba KF*, Obsioma V, Jawa CA, Ong DG. Assessment of Lactobacillus paracasei F2I2 as a possible biopreservative for raw pork. (2019). Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology 17(2019): 1-17.
  8. Taylor T, Chouljenko A, Bonilla F, Scott R, Bueno F, Reyes V, Lanclos C, Calumba KF, and Sathivel S. (2019). A pectin-gelatin gel containing oral rehydration solution and the release of sodium chloride under simulated gastric conditions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 136 (1): 1112-1118.


  1. Young Investigator’s Research Award (Early Career Researcher), 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, October 2022
  2. Outstanding Young Agri-Scientist, The Young Agri-Laureate Awards (YALA), AGREA Foundation, June 2022
  3. Gawad Chanselor Para sa Pinakamahusay na Guro (Junior Faculty Category), University of the Philippines Mindanao, February 2021
  4. Recipient, Fulbright-CHED Scholarship for Graduate Studies, Louisiana State University, United States, August 2017-May 2019