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Haley F Oliver

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Food Science
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 3161
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Post-doctoral Fellow (Food Science), Cornell University, 2010
PhD (Food Science), Cornell University, 2009
BS (Microbiology), University of Wyoming, 2004
BS (Molecular Biology), University of Wyoming, 2004

International Association of Food Protection, member
Indiana Environmental Health Association, IAFP delegate
American Society for Microbiology, member
Conference for Food Protection (CFP)
Food Protection Trends Editorial Board

FS 361 Food Plant Sanitation (1 credit)
FS 362 Food Microbiology (3 credits)
FS 363-01 and -02 Food Microbiology Laboratory (2 credits)
FS 654 Graduate Food Microbiology (1 credit) 

Persistence, prevalence, and transmission of foodborne pathogens in retail food systems; development of intervention strategies to improve food safety in retail food operations.   Elucidation of stress response and virulence mechanisms of foodborne pathogens using molecular methods, tissue culture, and animal models; application of RNA-Sequencing technology to map transcriptional profiles of foodborne pathogens. 

Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members
Gurpreet Kaur

Awards & Honors

(2018) Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Purdue University.

(2017) AAAS Leshner Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. AAAS.

(2018) United States Department of Agriculture and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities John Morrill Award. NIFA & APLU Memorial Lecture Series.

(2014) United States Department of Agriculture New Teacher Award National Early Career Teaching Award. USDA.

Selected Publications

Johnston, L., Wiedmann, M., Orta-Ramirez, A., Oliver, H., Nightingale, K., Moore, C., . . . Jaykus, L. (in press). Identification of core competencies for an undergraduate food safety curriculum usig a modified delphi approach. J Food Sci Edu.

Hoelzer, K., Sauders, B., Sanchez, M., Olsen, P., Pickett, M., Mangione, K., . . . Wiedmann, M. (2011). Prevalence, distribution, and diversity of Listeria monocytogenes in retail environments, focusing on small stablishments and establishments with a history of failed inspections. Journal of Food Protection, 74.

Hoelzer, K., Kohl, L., Hollingsworth, J., Well, M., & Wiedmann, M. (2011). Structured expert elicitation about Listeria monocytogenes cross-contamination in the environment of retail deli operations in the United States. Risk Analysis, 31.

Orsi, R., Wiedmann, M., & Boor, K. (2010). Transcriptomic and phenotypic analyses suggest differences in sigma B contributions to stress response and virulence in Listeria monocytogenes strains representing lineages I, II, IIIA, and IIIB. Appl. Environ. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 76, 4216-4232.

Orsi, R., Ponnala, L., Keich, U., Sun, Q., Cartinhour, S., Filiatrault, M., . . . Boor, K. (2009). Deep RNA sequencing of L. monocytogenes reveals overlapping and extensive stationary phase and sigma B-dependent transcriptomes, including multiple highly transcribed noncoding RNAs. BMC Genomics, 10.

Wiedmann, M., & Boor, K. (2007). Environmental reservoir and transmission into the mammalian host. In Pathogenesis and host response of Listeria monocytogenes (1, 111-137). Springer.

Nightingale, K., Milillo, S., Ivy, R., & Wiedmann, M. (2007). F2365 carries several authentic mutations potentially leading to truncated gene products, including InlB, and demonstrates atypical phenotypic characteristics. Journal of Food Protection, 70.

Hu, Y., Raengpradub, S., Palmer, M., Orsi, R., Wiedmann, M., & Boor, K. (2007). Transcriptomic and phenotypic analyses suggest a network between the transcriptional regulators HrcA and sigma B in Listeria monocytogenes. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 73.

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