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Food and Feed Safety Research
Cary, Jeffrey
Molecular Biologist
Jeff.Cary@ars.usda.gov
(504)286-4531
FOOD & FEED SAFETY RESEARCH
1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
New OrleansLA70124-4305

Mission:
The mission of the Food and Feed Safety Research Unit addresses priority areas of food safety, health and nutrition, and is directed towards (1) using a genomics approach to gain understanding of the genetic regulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis; (2) characterization of compounds and genes governing production of the antifungal compounds for use in applications to control toxin-producing fungi or other fungi that reduce the quality and safety of food and feed; (3) elucidation, using genomic and proteomic tools, of the complex mechanisms governing expression of genes/enzymes which regulate aflatoxin synthesis during the plant-fungus interaction; and using this knowledge to enhance host-resistance against fungal invasion; (4) manipulation of agroecosystems involving complex interactions between the toxin-producing fungus, other endemic microflora and the crop plant (particularly as affected by climate change) to reduce levels of fungus and/or toxin in field environments; and (5) integration of research information into practical procedures for assuring a safe, domestic supply of food and feed; and enhancing global food security through sustainable agriculture.

  Southeast Area
    New Orleans, Louisiana
      Southern Regional Research Center
      Food and Feed Safety Research
People:
Adhikar, Bishwo
(520) 626-7855

RESEARCH GENETICIST (PLANTS)
Ambrogio, Cesar David
(504) 286-4401

Biological Science Lab Technician (Biochemistry)
Beauchemin, Eve
(520) 626-6775

Student Trainee (Biological Science)
Beltz, Shannon
(504) 286-4362

Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Black, Katrina
(520) 626-6775

Office Automation Assistant
Callicott, Kenneth
(520) 626-7855

Molecular Biologist
Carter-Wientjes, Carol
(504) 286-4322

Biologist
Cary, Jeffrey
(504) 286-4264

Molecular Biologist
Chang, Perng Kuang
(504) 286-4208

Molecular Biologist
Cotty, Peter
(520) 626-5049

Research Plant Pathologist
Downey, Darlene
(504) 286-4283

Biological Science Technician
Ellison, Jonte'
(504) 286-4405

Bio Sci Tech
Farthing, Austin
(504) 286-4359

Biological Science Aid
Ford, Gregory
(504) 286-4301

Biological Science Technician
Gilbert, Matthew
(504) 286-4405

Research Molecular Biologist
Graham, Connie
(520) 626-5704

Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)
Gross, Stephanie
(504) 286-4260

Bio Sci Tech
Hruska, Zuzana
(504) 286-4430

Collaborator
Islam, Md Sajedul
(520) 626-6775

Research Plant Pathologist
Kattnig, Margaret
(520) 626-5704

Biological Science Technician (Microbiology)
Klein, Austin
(520) 627-6775

Biological Science Aid
Lebar, Matthew
(504) 286-4321

Chemist
Lovisa, Mary
(504) 286-4497

Biological Science Technician
Mack, Brian
(504) 286-4378

Biological Science Technician
Majumdar, Raj
(504) 286-4264

Research Molecular Biologist
Mellon, Jay
(504) 286-4358

Plant Physiologist
Moore, Geromy
(504) 286-4361

Research Molecular Biologist
Rajasekaran, Kanniah Rajah
(504) 286-4482

Research Biologist
Reed, Valerie
(504) 286-4531

Program Support Assistant (Office Automation)
Scharfenstein, Leslie Les
(504) 286-4374

Molecular Biologist
Shenge, Kenneth
(520) 626-6775

RESEARCH PLANT PATHOLOGIST
Sickler, Christine
(504) 286-4480

Biological Science Technician
Webb, Lillian
(520) 626-6775

Student Trainee (Biological Science)
Wei, Qijian Mei Mei
(504) 286-4394

Molecular Biologist
Williams, Kelley
(504) 286-4526

Microbiologist
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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