B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Detection of viable foodborne pathogens using bateriophage; automated extraction of nucleic acids from various matrices; enumeration of microorganisms (i.e. pathogens and other organisms) using quantitative PCR; the use of bioreporters in bioelectronics; metabolic engineering; detection of problematic microorganisms in industrial environments; construction of recombinant bacterial strains to rapidly evaluate antimicrobial products; microbial ecology.
FS 291/275 Food in the Media and Public Opinion
FS 491 Dominican Republic Study Abroad
FS 564 Food Fermentations
Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members
Michael Oats (Biology)