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Vivian Wu
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Leader

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

800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
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
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434529
Preservation of Food By Isochoric (Constant Volume) Freezing
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 434715
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.)
Implementation of Fluorescent Assays to Measure Membrane Damage to Escherichia coli O157:H7 after Exposure to Chlorine Dioxide -
Identifying nonpathogenic Salmonella surrogates for industrial scale treatment of almonds using gaseous chlorine dioxide -
Identification of Nonpathogenic Surrogate Bacteria Applicable for Industrial-Scale Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide Treatment on Baby Carrots -
Synergistic effect of back-to-back treatment with two different low-dosage antimicrobial washes in combination with frozen storage increases Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes reduction on wild blueberries -
Discovery of novel shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)- specific bacteriophages from non-fecal composts using genomic characterization -
Liao, Y., Sun, X., Quintela, I.A., Bridges, D.F., Liu, F., Zhang, Y., Salvador, A., Wu, V.C. 2019. Discovery of novel shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)- specific bacteriophages from non-fecal composts using genomic characterization. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:627. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00627.
Genomic Characterization of a T4-Like Bacteriophage Isolated from Surface Water in a Produce-Growing Area in Salinas, California as a Potential Biocontrol Agent for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli -
Characterization of a Lytic Bacteriophage as an Antimicrobial Agent for Biocontrol of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O145 Strains -
Complete Genome Sequence of a Lytic T7-like Phage, Escherichia phage vB_EcoP-Ro45lw, Isolated from Non-Fecal Compost Samples -
Effects of lyophilization on the stability of bacteriophages against different serogroups of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli -
Prediction, diversity, and genomic analysis of temperate phages induced from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli -
Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Typhimurium on blueberries through brief-exposure to antimicrobial solutions coupled with freezing -
Kinetic analysis and dynamic prediction of growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw white shrimp at refrigerated and abuse temperature -
Chen, Y., Hwang, C., Wu, V.C., Huang, L., Hsiao, H. 2019. Kinetic analysis and dynamic prediction of growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw white shrimp at refrigerated and abuse temperature. Food Control. 100:204-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.01.013.
Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing -
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Powell-Palm, M., Dao, L.T., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Ukpai, G., Aruda, J., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C., Rubinsky, B., Mchugh, T.H. 2018. Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 52(2019)108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2018.10.016.
Complete genome sequence of Escherichia Phage vB_EcoM-Pr121LW isolated from soil sample in an organic farm -
Gaseous chlorine dioxide maintained the sensory and nutritional zuality of grape tomatoes and reduced populations of salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium -
Antibacterial effect and mechanism of anthocyanin rich Chinese wild blueberry extract on various foodborne pathogens -
Sun, X., Zhou, T., Wei, C., Lan, W., Zhao, Y., Pan, Y., Wu, V.C. 2018. Antibacterial effect and mechanism of anthocyanin rich Chinese wild blueberry extract on various foodborne pathogens. Food Control. 94:155-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.07.012.
Gaseous chlorine dioxide for post-harvest treatment of produce -
Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C. 2018. Gaseous chlorine dioxide for post-harvest treatment of produce. Book Chapter. Editor: M.W. Siddiqui. Elsevier Ltd, Academic Press, Oxford, GB. Ch. 13. pp 243-252.
Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli Phage vB_EcoS Sa179lw isolated from surface water in a produce-growing area in northern california -
Liao, Y., Liu, F., Sun, X., Li, R.W., Wu, V.C. 2018. Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli Phage vB_EcoS Sa179lw isolated from surface water in a produce-growing area in northern California. Genome Announcements. 6(27):e00337-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00337-18.
The effectiveness of closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against bacterial pathogens on produce food control -
Bridges, D.F., Rane, B., Wu, V.C. 2018. The effectiveness of closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against bacterial pathogens on produce food control. Food Control. 91(2018):261-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.04.004.
Antimicrobial carvacrol in solution blow-spun fish-skin gelatin nanofibers -
Liu, F., Saricaoglu, F., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Bridges, D.F., Takeoka, G.R., Wu, V.C., Chiou, B., Wood, D.F., McHugh, T.H., Zhong, F. 2018. Antimicrobial carvacrol in solution blow-spun fish-skin gelatin nanofibers. Journal of Food Science. 83(4): 984-991.
Isolation of bacteriophages against non-O157 and O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from composting of non-fecal materials and the potential impact on produce safety -
Prevalence and molecular typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from seafood in Shanghai using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) -
Characterization of free lytic bacteriophages isolated from compost against O145 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as a potential biocontrol agent -
Identification of novel bacteriophage peptides using a combination of gene sequence LC-MS-MS analysis and BLASTP -
Effectiveness of different antimicrobial washes combined with freezing against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on blueberries -
Tadepalli, S., Bridges, D.F., Driver, R., Wu, V.C. 2018. Effectiveness of different antimicrobial washes combined with freezing against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on blueberries. Food Microbiology. 74:34-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.02.018.
Preparation of fish skin gelatin-based nanofibers incorporating cinnamaldehyde by solution blow spinning -
Liu, F., Saricaoglu, F., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Bridges, D.F., Takeoka, G.R., Wu, V.C., Chiou, B., Wood, D.F., McHugh, T.H., Zhong, F. 2018. Preparation of fish skin gelatin-based nanofibers incorporating cinnamaldehyde by solution blow spinning. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(2):618. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19020618
Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and the correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in produce-growing area in Salinas, California -
Liao, Y., Quintela, I., Nguyen, K.M., Salvador, A., Cooley, M.B., Wu, V.C. 2018. Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and the correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in produce-growing area in Salinas, California. PLoS One. 13(1):e0190534. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190534.
The risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of raw oysters as affected by processing and distribution conditions in Taiwan -
Huang, Y., Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C., Hsiao, H. 2017. The risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of raw oysters as affected by processing and distribution conditions in Taiwan. Food Control. 86:101-109.
Inhibition of Tulane Virus replication via exposure to lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) fractional components -
Bridges, D., Beard, A., Lacombe, A., Valentine, D.C., Tadepalli, S., Wu, V.C. 2017. Inhibition of Tulane Virus replication via exposure to lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) fractional components. Journal of Berry Research. 7(4):281-289. doi:10.3233/JBR-170164.
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., Drummond, F., Tadepalli, S., Camire, M., 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):981-985.
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.