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Meet the Faculty

Misha T. Kwasniewski, PhD

Misha T. Kwasniewski, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor & Enology Program Leader
  • Phone: 573-882-6656
  • E-mail:
  • Address: 221 Eckles Hall
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Cornell University


    • Applying analytical chemistry (LC-MS (Q-TOF), GC-MS, HPLC) to the characterization of factors impacting wine flavor development, from the vineyard through storage.
    • Development of new analytical methods, and equipment appropriate for small to mid-sized winery.
    • Working with the Missouri grape and wine industry to optimize processing procedures for cultivars grown in the state.


    • FS 4440, Principles of Winemaking
    • FS 4441, Cellar Operations and Specialty Vinification