Beer/Brewing Operations, Biology, Chemistry, Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Quality analysis of alcoholic beverages, Analytical chemistry, Microbiology, Pathogenic microbiology
Title: Beverage Analysis Lab Manager
Department: School of Hospitality
Office Phone: 303-605-7028
Mobile Phone: 618-713-1917
Interviewed by: CompanyWeek, Denver Business Journal
Katie Strain, M.S., is a laboratory services manager of Alcoholic Beverage Quality Assurance/ Quality Control at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise are fermentation, microbiology, chemistry, data analysis and experimental design.
Prior to joining MSU Denver, Strain worked as a laboratory operations coordinator and graduate student at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She was also a research associate at Colorado State University and laboratory technician at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Strain received her master’s in environmental toxicology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2014 and a bachelor’s in biochemistry from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. She is a triple TTB certified chemist allowing her to conduct analysis of beer, wine and spirits for purposes of export.