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Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
Kim, Moon
Research Leader
moon.kim@usda.gov
301-504-8462
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 173, RM. 102A, BARC-EAST
Beltsville, MD 20705

Mission:
The mission of the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory (EMFSL) is to: • characterize protozoan parasites (utilizing biological, chemical and molecular techniques) found in livestock manures and assess their transmission on and off of the farm; • characterize pathogenic enteric bacteria on dairy farms, their ecology, and routes of transmission within the dairy herd and to milk; • investigate the transport of pathogens from manure/feces via water and animal/insect vectors; • assess the introduction, dissemination, persistence and survival of saprophytic vs. pathogenic enteric bacteria during growth (including organic and conventional growing practices), harvest, postharvest handling and processing of fresh fruits and produce; and • develop rapid and sensitive methods for the identification of specific food-borne pathogens as well as rapid nondestructive sensing methods for the detection of biological and chemical contaminants on fresh fruits and produce and on food processing surfaces. • assess potential of plant-derived bioactive compounds in mitigating pathogen dissemination and virulence. These research areas are essential to understanding how pathogens are disseminated on farms, in the environment, and to food products, and to developing methods to detect, characterize and mitigate contamination to prevent foodborne illnesses.

  Northeast Area
    Beltsville, Maryland (barc)
      Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
      Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
People:
Baek, Insuck
(301) 504-8167

Post Doc (Engineer)
Boomer, Ashley
(301) 504-8989

Student Assistant
Broadhurst, Leigh
(301) 504-8253

Post Doc (Chemist)
Chan, Diane
(301) 504-9460

Agricultural Engineer
Chao, Kuanglin Kevin Chao
(301) 504-8863

Research Agricultural Engineer
Chen, Chihung
(301) 504-8989

Visiting Scientist
Coppock, Cary
(301) 504-5971

Soil Scientist
Del Collo, Laura
(301) 504-5452

Microbiologist
Delgado, Melanie
(301) 504-5607

Secretary
East, Cheryl Roberts
(301) 504-8996

Microbiologist
George, Nadja
(301) 504-5452

Microbiologist
Gu, Ganyu
(301) 504-8990

Post Doc (Microbiologist)
Haley, Bradd
(301) 504-8960

Research Microbiologist
Hwang, Chansong
(301) 504-9492

Visiting Scientist
Kim, Moon
(301) 504-8462

Research Leader
Kim, Seonwoo
(301) 504-6443

Post Doc (Microbiologist)
Lichtenwald, Marina
(301) 504-8992

Post Doc (Microbiologist)
Luo, Yaguang Sunny
(301) 504-6186

Research Food Technologist
Maloney, Jenny
(301) 504-8750

Research Microbiologist
Millner, Patricia
(301) 504-5631

Research Microbiologist
Molokin, Aleksey
(301) 504-5841

Microbiologist
Morgan, Billie
(301) 504-5971

Biological Science Lab Technician
Nou, Xiangwu
(301) 504-8991

Research Microbiologist
Pachepsky, Yakov
(301) 504-7468

Soil Scientist
Patel, Jitu
(301) 504-7003

Research Food Technologist
Prabhukhot, Grishma
(301) 504-8989

Graduate Student
Qin, Jianwei Tony Qin
(301) 504-6040

Research Agricultural Engineer
Salaheen, Serajus
(301) 504-6443

Post Doc (Microbiologist)
Santin-Duran, Monica
(301) 504-6774

Research Microbiologist
Schmidt, Walter
(301) 504-6765

Research Chemist
Sharma, Manan
(301) 504-9198

Research Microbiologist
Sonnier, Jakeitha Jackie
(301) 504-9264

Microbiologist
Van Kessel, Jo Ann
(301) 504-8287

Research Animal Scientist
Yan, Xianghe
(301) 504-9292

Computational Biologist
Yin, Hsinbai Amy Yin
(301) 504-8989

POST DOC