Research Food Technologist
Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
USDA, ARS, NEA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 201 BARC-East, Room 101
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
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.
Current project, 2016 - 2021: Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum
Links to information from the ARS database
Click here to see a list of publications for Jitu Patel, with access to an abstract/summary for each publication.