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Alison Lacombe
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (510) 559-6422
Fax: (510) 559-6162

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PSM
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA 94710

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Integrity of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 cell wall and membranes after chlorine dioxide treatment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, David F., Alison Lacombe, and Vivian C. H. Wu. (2020). "Integrity of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Cell Wall and Membranes after Chlorine Dioxide Treatment". Frontiers in Microbiology 11:888. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00888
Strain specific response of Escherichia coli biofilms to chlorine dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Modeling the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide against Listeria on apple surfaces - (Abstract Only)
Guan, J., Lacombe, A.C., Tang, J., Bridges, D.F., Rane, B., Sablani, S., Wu, V.C. 2020. Modeling the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide against Listeria on apple surfaces [abstract]. Meeting Abstract.
Scale-up model of forced air integrated gaseous chlorine dioxide for the decontamination of lowbush blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Antosch, J.G., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. Scale-up model of forced air integrated gaseous chlorine dioxide for the decontamination of lowbush blueberries. Journal of Food Safety: e12.
Identifying nonpathogenic Salmonella surrogates for industrial scale treatment of almonds using gaseous chlorine dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Implementation of Fluorescent Assays to Measure Membrane Damage to Escherichia coli O157:H7 after Exposure to Chlorine Dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Identification of Nonpathogenic Surrogate Bacteria Applicable for Industrial-Scale Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide Treatment on Baby Carrots - (Abstract Only)
Nonthermal inactivation of norovirus surrogates on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Kingsley, D.H., Li, X., Chen, H. 2017. Nonthermal inactivation of norovirus surrogates on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma. Food Microbiology. 63:1-5.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Breard, A., Hwang, C., Hill, D.E., 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. Journal of Food Protection. 73:981-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.10.011
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Inhibition of enteric pathogens and surrogates using integrated, high intensity 405nm led light on the surface of almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atmospheric cold plasma iactivation of norovirus surrogates and native microbiota on blueberries - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Lacombe, A.C., Gurtler, J., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Li, X., Chen, H., Fan, X., Kingsley, D.H. 2015. Atmospheric cold plasma iactivation of norovirus surrogates and native microbiota on blueberries. Meeting Abstract. USDA NIFA Project Director Invitational Meeting. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 24, 2014. Volume 1, Page 1.
Enhancing the safety and quality of fresh produce and low-moisture foods by waterless non-thermal technologies: Cold plasma and monochromatic light - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Lacombe, A.C., Gurtler, J., Kingsley, D.H., Sites, J.E. 2015. Enhancing the safety and quality of fresh produce and low-moisture foods by waterless non-thermal technologies: Cold plasma and monochromatic light. Meeting Abstract. USDA NIFA Project Director Invitational Meeting. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 24, 2015.Volume 1, Page 1.
Cold plasma as a nonthermal food processing technology - (Abstract Only)
Inhibition of enteric pathogens using integrated high intensity 405 nm LED on the surface of almonds - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Gurtler, J., Tyrell, B.K., Fleck, M.A. 2015. Inhibition of enteric pathogens using integrated high intensity 405 nm LED on the surface of almonds. Meeting Abstract. IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. July 11-14, 2015.Volume 1, Page 1.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Breard, A., Hwang, C., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V. 2015. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality. Meeting Abstract. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 25-28, 2015. Volume 1, Page 1.
Proceedings of the 10th international symposium on polymer surface modification - (Abstract Only)
Disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, Tulane Virus with Cold Plasma - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J. 2014. Disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, Tulane Virus with Cold Plasma. Meeting Abstract. Food Science Department. Drexel University. October 30, 2014. Volume 1, Page 1.
Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Aerobic Microorganisms on blueberries and effects on quality attributes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Fan, X., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Chen, H. 2015. Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Aerobic Microorganisms on blueberries and effects on quality attributes. Food Microbiology. 46:479-484.
Surfactant enhanced disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, tulane virus with organic acids and surfactant - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J. 2014. Surfactant enhanced disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, tulane virus with organic acids and surfactant. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1., IAFP Annual Meeting., Indianapolis, Indiana., August 3-6, 2014
Effects of nonthermal atmospheric cold plasma on blueberry native microbiota and sensory attributes - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Fan, X., Chen, H. 2014. Effects of nonthermal atmospheric cold plasma on blueberry native microbiota and sensory attributes. Meeting Abstract. , IFT Annual meeting., New Orleans, LA., June 21-24,2014., Volume 1, Page 1.
Nonthermal inactivation of the norovirus surrogate tulane virus on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma - (Abstract Only)
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Chen, H., Li, X. 2014. Nonthermal inactivation of the norovirus surrogate tulane virus on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma. Meeting Abstract., IFT Annual Meeting., New Orleans, LA., June 21-24, 2014., Volume 1, Page 1.