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Amanda J Deering

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 1151
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Amanda Deering obtained her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Plant Biology from Central Michigan University. She completed her Ph.D. at Purdue University in Food Microbiology and Food Safety specializing in plants and fresh produce.
Dr. Deering's research focuses on examining internalization of human pathogenic bacteria in plants and various routes of contamination that can contribute to plants harboring pathogenic bacteria. She also works in the development of novel post-harvest sanitizers for the reduction of bacteria on fresh produce.

Dr. Deering works directly with the fresh produce industry and has vast experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and post-harvest processing operations. She is a lead team member of the Safe Produce Indiana program

Dr. Deering is a member of the Purdue Afghanistan Team that is re-developing a university system in agriculture in that war-torn country. Dr. Deering along with Dr. Haley Oliver are training students and faculty about food safety and how they can teach others. 

Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members

Awards & Honors

(2018) Purdue Outstanding Extension Faculty Award. Purdue Extension.

(2017) Purdue University Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2017) GMA Food Safety Award. Grocery Manufacuturers Association.

(2017) Purdue University Bravo Award. Purdue Food Science.

(2016) Purdue University Seed for Success Award. Purdue University.

(2015) FDA Food Safety Challenge Winner. Food and Drug Administration.

(2014) Indiana Extension Educators Association Team Award—Food Safety for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Issue-Based Action Team. Purdue Extension.

Selected Publications

Vibbert, H. B., Ku, S., Li, X., Liu, X., Ximenes, E. A., Kreke, T., . . . Gehring, A. G. (2015). Accelerating Sample Preparation Through Enzyme-Assisted Microfiltration of Salmonella in Chicken Extract. BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 31(6), 1551-1562. doi:10.1002/btpr.2167

Ku, S., Ximenes, E. A., Kreke, T., Foster, K., Deering, A. J., & Ladisch, M. R. (2016). Microfiltration of Enzyme Treated Egg Whites for Accelerated Detection of Viable Salmonella. BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 32(6), 1464-1471. doi:10.1002/btpr.2343

Fu, Y., Deering, A. J., Bhunia, A. K., & Yao, Y. (2017). Biofilm of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on cantaloupe surface is resistant to lauroyl arginate ethyl and sodium hypochlorite. International journal of food microbiology, 260, 11-16. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.08.008

Ebner, P. D., Deering, A. J., Mojadady, M., Rahimi, Z., Amini, R., Popal, M., . . . Oliver, H. F. (2018). Capacity Building through Water Quality and Safety Analyses in Herat, Afghanistan. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 81(9), 1467-1471. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-051

Horky, P., Skalickova, S., Caslavova, I., Deering, A. J., Nevrkla, P., Slama, P., . . . Skladanka, J. (2018). Effect of fungicidal treatment and storage condition on content of selected mycotoxins in barley. KVASNY PRUMYSL, 64(5), 212-216. doi:10.18832/kp201827

McCoy, S. A., Chang, J. W., McNamara, K. T., Oliver, H. F., & Deering, A. J. (2015). Quality and safety attributes of afghan raisins before and after processing. FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION, 3(1), 56-64. doi:10.1002/fsn3.190

Mauer, L. J., Chernyshova, A. A., Hiatt, A., Deering, A. J., & Davis, R. (2009). Melamine detection in infant formula powder using near- and mid-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 57(10), 3974-80. doi:10.1021/jf900587m

Fu, Y., Deering, A. J., Bhunia, A. K., & Yao, Y. (2017). Biofilm of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on cantaloupe surface is resistant to lauroyl arginate ethyl and sodium hypochlorite. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 260, 11-16. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.08.008

Jin, S., Heo, Y., Lin, L., Deering, A. J., Chiu, George T. -C., Allebach, J. P., & Stanciu, L. A. (2017). Gold decorated polystyrene particles for lateral flow immunodetection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. MICROCHIMICA ACTA, 184(12), 4879-4886. doi:10.1007/s00604-017-2524-5

Shenoy, A. G., Oliver, H. F., & Deering, A. J. (2017). Listeria monocytogenes Internalizes in Romaine Lettuce Grown in Greenhouse Conditions. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 80(4), 573-581. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-095

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