Dairy Scientist: Bolstering the Cheese and Dairy Industry - View the video

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson
Assistant Director & Senior Scientist
Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research

Babcock Hall Room 245, 1605 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

A wealth of knowledge, Mark Johnson has been with the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research in Madison for more than 30 years. Honored with the NCI Laureate Award and many other awards, Mark is a resource for both staff and industry. As CDR Assistant Director, Mark is a close advisor to the Director and often represents CDR when the Director is traveling. Mark has a Ph.D in Food Science. His research interests include developing, manufacturing and ripening protocols for unique cheeses, the study of cheese characteristics and cheese defects. He also enjoys “talking cheese” with cheesemakers and sharing experiences and insights into the cheese industry.

Wisconsin’s robust dairy and cheesemaking industry provides opportunity for careers in dairy food science; everything from lab work to being a world-renowned cheese judge. As a senior scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, Mark Johnson shares insight on a range of careers from research and development to food safety and training. (Running Time 21:43)