Si Hong Park
- International Association for Food Protection
- American Society for Microbiology
My goal is developing a food safety program included genomics, metagenomics (microbiome and whole genome sequencing) and transcriptomics based on a next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Research is focusing on the detection, identification and control of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter and E. coli from farms to forks using various molecular techniques. Currently, I am working on microbiome sequencing in gastrointestinal tracts of humans, food animals (poultry and cattle), catfish and experimental animals to evaluate the microbial diversity in the presence of food and feed supplements (prebiotics, probiotics and antimicrobials) and/or foodborne pathogen challenge.