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Arun K Bhunia

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Professor Food Science
765.494.5443
765.494.7953
Department of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Comparative Pathobiology 

  • Courtesy Professor - CPB

 

Education

B.V.Sc. (Veterinary Medicine), BCKV, West Bengal, India.

Ph.D. (Food Microbiology), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA

Postdoctoral Training (Food Microbiology, Immunology), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

 

Research

 

Publications

 

Pathogen and Toxin Detection:

Biosensors and Biorecognition Molecules: Development of novel detection and diagnostic tool for pathogens employing optical biosensors including light scattering, fiber-optic and cell-based sensors and biorecognition (antibodies, receptors) ligand molecules

 

 Pathogenesis and Control:

Host-Pathogen Interaction: Understanding molecular mechanism of pathogenesis for enteric pathogens during intestinal phase of infection and subsequent control strategies using probiotics and antimicrobials.

Teaching:

      Microbial Foodborne Pathogens (FS 565; 3 credit hours)

      Microbial Techniques for Food Pathogen (FS 566; 2 Credit hours)

Patents

Hirleman, E. D., Guo, S., Bae, E., & Bhunia, A. K. System and method for rapid detection and characterization of bacteria colonies using forward light scattering. U.S. Patent No. 7,465,560. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Gomez, R., Bashir, R., Bhunia, 0., Ladisch, M. R., & Robinson, J. P. Biosensor and related methods. U.S. Patent No. 7306924. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rajwa, B., Bayraktar, B., Robinson, 0., Bhunia, A. K., & Hirleman, E. D. Identification of bacterial phenotypes using orthogonal complex moment invariants. U.S. Patent No. submitted. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bhunia, A. K., Banada, P. P., Liu, 0., & Bashir, R. A low conductive medium for impedance microbiology. U.S. Patent No. Licensed to BioVittesse, Inc. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bayraktar, B., Rajwa, B., Robinson, 0., Bhunia, A. K., & Hirleman, E. D. Identification of Bacterial Phenotypes using Orthogonal Complex Moment Invariants. U.S. Patent No. Disclosure submitted. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rickus, J. L., Bhunia, A. K., & Zhao, 0. Method for Detecting Pore-Forming Toxins with Liposome-Doped Porous Glass Produced using Sol-Gel Methods. U.S. Patent No. Disclosure submitted. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bhunia, A. K., Hahm, B. K., & Morgan, 0. Pathogen Enrichment Detection Device and Methods of Use. U.S. Patent No. 64303.P1US - pending. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.