Lab Goals

To work on Developing Food Safety Programs to include Genomic, Metagenomic, and transcriptomics based in next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tequniques.

Current Research Topics

*Determining the changes in the microbiome during the cheddar cheese making process

*Optimizing the use of molecular detection of foodborne pathogens in fresh produce

*Assessing the impact that organic farm and processing practices have on the microbiome of fluid milk 

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