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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

Selected Publications

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

Fu, Y., Deering, A. J., Bhunia, A. K., & Yao, Y. (2017). Pathogen biofilm formation on cantaloupe surface and its impact on the antibacterial effect of lauroyl arginate ethyl. FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 64, 139-144. doi:10.1016/

Li, J., Chang, J. W., Saenger, M., & Deering, A. J. (2017). Thymol nanoemulsions formed via spontaneous emulsification: Physical and antimicrobial properties. FOOD CHEMISTRY, 232, 191-197. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.147

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

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

Deering, A. J., Jack, D. R., Pruitt, R. E., & Mauer, L. J. (2015). Movement of Salmonella serovar Typhimurium and E. coli O157:H7 to Ripe Tomato Fruit Following Various Routes of Contamination. Microorganisms, 3(4), 809-25. doi:10.3390/microorganisms3040809

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