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Jo Ann S Van Kessel

Research Animal Scientist

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 307 BARC-East, Room 240
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA

Phone: 301.504.8287
Fax: 301.504.6608

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, 2020 - 2025: Evaluation of Genetic and Management Factors to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Dairy Cattle

Previous project, 2017 - 2021: Antimicrobial Resistance and Ecology of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens in Dairy Cattle

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