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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jitu Patel

Research Food Technologist

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 201 BARC-East, Room 101
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA

Phone: 301.504.7003
Fax: 301.504.8438

Research Area: Identify mechanisms of attachment, growth and survival of human pathogens on fresh produce. Determine molecular factors involved in the interaction of human pathogens with natural microflora on fresh produce and biofilm formation. Develop rapid, sensitive methods for detection of enteric pathogens in produce and soil.

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

Last Modified: 3/29/2013
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