Research Animal Scientist
Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
USDA, ARS, NEA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 173 BARC-East, Room 202
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
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.
Current project, 2017 - 2021: Antimicrobial Resistance and Ecology of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens in Dairy Cattle
Click here to see a list of publications drawn from the ARS database for Jo Ann Van Kessel, with access to an abstract/summary for each publication.