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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
Kim, Moon
Research Physicist
moon.kim@ars.usda.gov
301-504-8462
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 173, RM. 102A, BARC-EAST
Beltsville MD 20705

Mission:
The mission of the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory (EMFSL) is to: • characterize protozoan parasites (utilizing biological, chemical and molecular techniques) found in livestock manures and assess their transmission on and off of the farm; • characterize pathogenic enteric bacteria on dairy farms, their ecology, and routes of transmission within the dairy herd and to milk; • investigate the transport of pathogens from manure/feces via water and animal/insect vectors; • assess the introduction, dissemination, persistence and survival of saprophytic vs. pathogenic enteric bacteria during growth (including organic and conventional growing practices), harvest, postharvest handling and processing of fresh fruits and produce; and • develop rapid and sensitive methods for the identification of specific food-borne pathogens as well as rapid nondestructive sensing methods for the detection of biological and chemical contaminants on fresh fruits and produce and on food processing surfaces. • assess potential of plant-derived bioactive compounds in mitigating pathogen dissemination and virulence. These research areas are essential to understanding how pathogens are disseminated on farms, in the environment, and to food products, and to developing methods to detect, characterize and mitigate contamination to prevent foodborne illnesses.

  Northeast Area
    Beltsville, Maryland (barc)
      Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
      Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
People:
Bhagwat, Arvind
(301) 504-6443

Research Microbiologist
Broadhurst, Leigh


Chan, Diane
(301) 504-8450

Agricultural Engineer
Chao, Kuanglin Kevin Chao
(301) 504-8450

Research Agricultural Engineer
Cho, Hyunjeong
(301) 504-8450

Visiting Scientist
Coppock, Cary
(301) 504-5971

Soil Scientist
Del Collo, Laura
(301) 504-5452

Microbiologist
Dhakal, Sagar
(301) 504-8450

Visiting Scientist
East, Cheryl Roberts
(301) 504-8996

Microbiologist
Everard, Colm
(301) 504-8450

Visiting Scientist (Engineer)
George, Nadja
(301) 504-5452

Biological Science Lab Technician
Green, Jennifer
(301) 504-8996

Biological Science Lab Technician
Griffith, Billie
(301) 504-5971

Biological Science Lab Technician
Haley, Bradd
(301) 504-8960

Research Microbiologist
Handy, Eric


Biological Science Aid
Hong, Eunmi


Hong, Seok Min
(301) 504-8450

Visiting Scientist
Kim, Moon
(301) 504-8462

Research Physicist
Lefcourt, Alan
(301) 504-8450

Biomedical Engineer
Luo, Yaguang Sunny
(301) 504-6186

Research Food Technologist
Macarisin, Natalia
(301) 504-5865

Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Millner, Patricia
(301) 504-5631

Research Microbiologist
Nguyen, Julie
(301) 504-8450

Physical Science Technician
Nou, Xiangwu
(301) 504-8991

Research Microbiologist
Pachepsky, Yakov
(301) 504-7468

Soil Scientist
Park, Yongeun


Visiting Scientist
Patel, Jitu
(301) 504-7003

Research Food Technologist
Qin, Jianwei Tony
(301) 504-8450

Post Doc (Engineer)
Santin-Duran, Monica
(301) 504-6774

Research Microbiologist
Schmidt, Walter
(301) 504-6765

Research Chemist
Sharma, Manan
(301) 504-9198

Research Microbiologist
Shelton, Daniel
(301) 504-6582

Research Leader
Sonnier, Jakeitha Jackie
(301) 504-9264

Microbiologist
Strebe, Stephanie
(301) 504-5607

Program Assistant (Office Automation)
Turner, Ellen
(301) 504-5851

Biological Science Lab Technician
Van Kessel, Jo Ann
(301) 504-8287

Research Animal Scientist
White, Kathryn Kate
(301) 504-8022

Soil Scientist
Yan, Xianghe
(301) 504-9292

Computational Biologist
Zhang, Boce


Zhou, Bin
(301) 504-5607

Visiting Scientist
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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