EducationPost-doctoral Fellow (Food Science), Cornell University, 2010PhD (Food Science), Cornell University, 2009BS (Microbiology), University of Wyoming, 2004BS (Molecular Biology), University of Wyoming, 2004
AffiliationsInternational Association of Food Protection, memberIndiana Environmental Health Association, IAFP delegateAmerican Society for Microbiology, memberConference for Food Protection (CFP)Food Protection Trends Editorial Board
TeachingFS 361 Food Plant Sanitation (1 credit)FS 362 Food Microbiology (3 credits)FS 363-01 and -02 Food Microbiology Laboratory (2 credits)FS 654 Graduate Food Microbiology (1 credit)
Research Persistence, prevalence, and transmission of foodborne pathogens in retail food systems; development of intervention strategies to improve food safety in retail food operations. Elucidation of stress response and virulence mechanisms of foodborne pathogens using molecular methods, tissue culture, and animal models; application of RNA-Sequencing technology to map transcriptional profiles of foodborne pathogens.