The Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research Unit maintains a commitment to high quality basic and applied research to (1) address the needs of regulatory agencies, the food industry, the scientific community, and the consumer to ensure a safe food supply and (2) develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly, agricultural practices.
Research areas include:
• technologies for rapid detection and typing of food-borne
• pathogen survival, virulence, communication systems, and
adaptation to environmental stress
• on-farm production and utilization of symbiotic arbuscular
mycorrhizal fungi to enhance mineral-nutrient uptake by crops