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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Vivian Wu
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Microbiology

Phone: (510) 559-5829
Fax: (510) 559-6162

800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424354
Ecology and Detection of Human Pathogens in the Produce Production Continuum
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430338
Molecular Identification and Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens Associated with Foods
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430420
Large Scale Non-Destructive Sampling of Field Crops
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 432233
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430689

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Biotinylation of environmentally isolated Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) – specific bacteriophages for biosensor and biocontrol applications -
Disruption the Outer Membrane of Enteropathogenic and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli using Proanthocyanidins -
Prevalence and Molecular Typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (tdh+) isolated from seafood using PCR-based methods -
Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California -
Antibacterial characteristics of anthocyanins extracted from wild blueberries against foodborne pathogens -
Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California -
Liao, Y., Quintela, I., Nguyen, K.M., Salvador, A., Cooley, M.B., Wu, V.C. 2017. Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California. Meeting Proceedings. 2017 USDA-ARS/FSIS Annual Food Safety Meeting. NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV. Section Z, P13.
Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages as potential agents against Shiga toxin – producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains -
Quintela, I.A., Liao, Y., Valentine, D., Zhang, R., Anderson, G., Delos Reyes, B.G., Nguyen, K.M., Wu, V.C. 2017. Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages as potential agents against Shiga toxin – producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains. Meeting Proceedings. . 2017 USDA-ARS/FSIS Annual Food Safety Meeting. NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV. Section Z, P12.
Overcoming the challenges of safely quantifying and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum -
Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X., Wu, V.C. 2017. Overcoming the challenges of safely quantifying and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum. Meeting Abstract. Poster. ARS-FSIS 2017 meeting.
Salmonella spp. dynamics in wild blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton -
Wu, V.C.H., Drummond, F., Tadepalli, S., Camire, M.E., Davis-Dentici, K., Bushway, A., Yarborough, D.E. 2017. Salmonella spp. dynamics in wild blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton. World Journal of Microbiology. 4(1): 64-71.
Simultaneous direct detection of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains by gold nanoparticle optical sensing -
The Potential of Berries to Serve as Selective Inhibitors of Pathogens and Promoters of Beneficial Microorganisms -
Lacombe, A., Wu, V.C. 2017. The Potential of Berries to Serve as Selective Inhibitors of Pathogens and Promoters of Beneficial Microorganisms. Food Quality and Safety. 1(1):3-12. doi:10.1093/fqs/fyx001.
In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for surface decontamination of produce -
Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C. 2017. In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for surface decontamination of produce. Journal of Food Protection. 80(4):567-572.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on Blueberries using Low Dose Irradiation without Affecting Quality. -
Lacombe, A.C., Beard, A., Hwang, C., Hill, D., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V.C. 2016. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on Blueberries using Low Dose Irradiation without Affecting Quality. Food Control 73 (2017) 981e985.
Detecting and discriminating among Shiga toxins -
Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X., Wu, V.C. 2016. Detecting and discriminating among Shiga toxins. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00379.
Safe, rapid, and sensitive method of quantitating and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum -
Wu, V.C., Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X. 2016. Safe, rapid, and sensitive method of quantitating and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum. ARS Food Safety and Inspection Service Research Workshop. ARS-FSIS.
Last Modified: 07/20/2017
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