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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jo Ann S. Van Kessel

Research Animal Scientist

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 173 BARC-East, Room 202
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA

Phone: 301.504.8287
Fax: 301.504.6608
www.ars.usda.gov/ba/emfsl/vankessel


Research Area: Studies the incidence and ecology of zoonotic bacterial pathogens in dairy production systems, to evaluate and develop on-farm control strategies that will minimize pathogen infection of the herd, maintenance in the environment, and subsequent contamination of the bulk milk.


USDA-ARS Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705
Building 173 BARC-East, Phone 301.504.5607
www.ars.usda.gov/ba/emfsl



Last Modified: 3/29/2013