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