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Glenn Boyd
Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research
Supervisory Microbiologist

Phone: (215) 233-6539
Fax: (215) 233-6406
Room 3004A

600 E MERMAID LN
ERRC
WYNDMOOR, PA 190388598

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pathogen reduction by predatory bacteria and survival of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Escherichia coli on produce and buffer treated with low-dose gamma radiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Post-harvest reduction of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on carrot and tomato by radiation, sanitizer and biocontrol treatments - (Abstract Only)
Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest carrot and tomato by radiation, santizer and biocontrol treatments and their combinations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez, A.B., Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A., Orellana, L.E., Mukhopadhyay, S., Cassidy, J.M., Boyd, G. 2019. Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest carrot and tomato by radiation, santizer and biocontrol treatments and their combinations. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 118:1-8.
Cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 biofilms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2018. Cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 biofilms. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2:47. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2018.00047.
In-Package atmospheric cold plasma treatment of bulk grape tomatoes for their microbiological safety and preservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S.C., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Fan, X., Sokorai, K.J., Jin, Z.T. 2018. In-Package atmospheric cold plasma treatment of bulk grape tomatoes for their microbiological safety and preservation. 108:378-386.
Reduction of salmonella on valencia oranges by cold plasma treatment - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2018. Reduction of salmonella on valencia oranges by cold plasma treatment. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1; International Conference on Plasma Medicine; June 2018.
Cold plasma treatment of valencia oranges reduces persistence of salmonella - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of 405 nm monochromatic light for inactivation of tulane virus on blueberry surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kingsley, D.H., Perez, R.E., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2018. Evaluation of 405 nm monochromatic light for inactivation of tulane virus on blueberry surfaces. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 124:1017-1022.
Cold plasma inactivation of salmonella in pre-packaged mixed salads is influenced by cross-contamination sequence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Cold plasma inactivation of salmonella in pre-packaged mixed salads is influenced by cross-contamination sequence. Journal of Food Protection. Volume 80, No. 12, Pages 2132-2136. 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-242.
The use of an atmospheric cold plasma jet to inactivate Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts on cilantro - (Abstract Only)
Craighead, S., Shearer, A., Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A., Kniel, K. 2017. The use of an atmospheric cold plasma jet to inactivate Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts on cilantro.[Abstract]. International Association for Food Protection., Tampa, Florida., Volume 1, Page 1.
Inactivation of Escherichia coli on blueberries using cold plasma with chemical augmentation inside a partial vacuum - (Abstract Only)
Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Inactivation of Escherichia coli on blueberries using cold plasma with chemical augmentation inside a partial vacuum.[Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Las Vegas, NV., Volume 1, Page 1.
Evaluation of 405nm CW visible blue light as a means of inactivating Tulane Virus on Blueberries - (Abstract Only)
Kingsley, D.H., Perez-Perez, R.E., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Evaluation of 405nm CW visible blue light as a means of inactivating Tulane Virus on Blueberries.[Abstract]. International Association for Food Protection., Tampa, Florida., Volume 1, Page 1.
Cold plasma inactivates salmonella on grape tomatoes in a commercial PET plastic container without affecting quality - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Fan, X., Sokorai, K.J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2017. Cold plasma inactivates salmonella on grape tomatoes in a commercial PET plastic container without affecting quality. [Abstract] Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Las Vegas, Nevada., Volume 1, Page 1.
In-package inhibition of E.coli 0157:H7 on bulk romaine lettuce using cold plasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S.C., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J., Fan, X. 2017. In-package inhibition of E.coli 0157:H7 on bulk romaine lettuce using cold plasma. Food Microbiology. 65:1-6.
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 Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in Romaine lettuce packaged in a commercial polyethylene terephthalate container using atmospheric cold plasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J., Fan, X., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in Romaine lettuce packaged in a commercial polyethylene terephthalate container using atmospheric cold plasma. Journal of Food Protection. 80(1):35-43.
Inhibition of enteric pathogens and surrogates using integrated, high intensity 405nm led light on the surface of almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma inhibits Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Tulane virus in Romaine lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Lacombe, A. 2016. Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma inhibits Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Tulane virus in Romaine lettuce. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 237:114–120.
In-package inactivation of human pathogenic bacteria and viruses on leafy greens using atmospheric cold plasma as a terminal processing step - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J. 2016. In-package inactivation of human pathogenic bacteria and viruses on leafy greens using atmospheric cold plasma as a terminal processing step. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1, 1st International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture; May 15,2016; Camden, NJ.
Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma treatments to inhibit foodborne pathogens and tulane virus in Romaine lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2016. Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma treatments to inhibit foodborne pathogens and tulane virus in Romaine lettuce. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1:Page 1; IFT Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; July 16-19, 2016.
In-package inhibition of E. Coli 0157:H7 on bulk Romaine lettuce using cold plasma - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2016. In-package inhibition of E. Coli 0157:H7 on bulk Romaine lettuce using cold plasma. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1, IAFP Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 7/31 - 8/3/2016.
Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in cold-stored romaine lettuce packaged in a commerical polyethylene terephthalate container - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2016. Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in cold-stored romaine lettuce packaged in a commerical polyethylene terephthalate container. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1; IFT Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL; July 16-19, 2016.
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.
Cold plasma as a nonthermal food processing technology - (Abstract Only)
Validation of a pulsed electric field process to pasteurize strawberry puree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geveke, D.J., Aubuchon, I., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Bigley, A. 2015. Validation of a pulsed electric field process to pasteurize strawberry puree. Journal of Food Engineering. 166:384-389.
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.
Proceedings of the 10th international symposium on polymer surface modification - (Abstract Only)
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.
Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research: Cold Plasma as a Nonthermal food processing technology - (Proceedings)
Niemira, B.A., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G. 2014. Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research: Cold Plasma as a Nonthermal food processing technology. Proceedings of the 2nd US-Korea Bilateral Symposium on Agricultural and Food Engineering., June 10-13, 2014, Republice of Korean., Volume 1, Page 1.
Thermal inactivation of Salmonella and E.coli 0157:H7 on Roma tomato stem scars using high-intensity infrared laser light - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Taylor, J. 2014. Thermal inactivation of Salmonella and E.coli 0157:H7 on Roma tomato stem scars using high-intensity infrared laser light. Meeting Abstract. IFT Annual Meeting., New Orleans, LA., June 21-24, 2014.,Volume 1, Page 1.
Cold plasma rapid decontamination of food contact surfaces contaminated with Salmonella biofilms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2014. Cold plasma rapid decontamination of food contact surfaces contaminated with Salmonella biofilms. Journal of Food Science. 79(5):M917-M922.
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.
Cold plasma rapid decontamination of food contact surfaces contaminated with Salmonella and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2013. Cold plasma rapid decontamination of food contact surfaces contaminated with Salmonella and Escherichia coli 0157:H7. Meeting Abstract. IFT Annual Meeting., Chicago, Illinois, July 13-16, 2013.,Volume 1, Page 1..
Pasteurization of strawberry puree using a pilot plant pulsed electric fields (PEF) system - (Abstract Only)
Geveke, D.J., Aubuchon, I., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Bigley Jr, A.B. 2013. Pasteurization of strawberry puree using a pilot plant pulsed electric fields (PEF) system. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. 1:1.
Influence of modified atmosphere and varying time in storage on the irradiation sensitivity of Salmonella on sliced roma tomatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G. 2013. Influence of modified atmosphere and varying time in storage on the irradiation sensitivity of Salmonella on sliced roma tomatoes. Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2013.04.021.
Comparison of antibodies raised against heat-and gamma radiation-killed bacteria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gehring, A.G., Boyd, G., Brewster, J.D., Irwin, P.L., Thayer, D.W., Van Houten, L.J. 2012. Comparison of antibodies raised against heat-and gamma radiation-killed bacteria. Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology. DOI 10.4172/1948-5948.S2-004.
Cold plasma reduction of Salmonella and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on almonds using ambient pressure gases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G. 2012. Cold plasma reduction of Salmonella and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on almonds using ambient pressure gases. Journal of Food Science. 77:M171-175.
UV penetration depth in liquid egg white and liquid whole egg - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geveke, D.J., Boyd, G., Zhang, H.Q. 2011. UV penetration depth in liquid egg white and liquid whole egg. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 35:754-757.
Incorporation of preservatives in polylactic acid films for inactivating E. coli O157:H7 and extending microbiological shelf-life of strawberry puree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, Z.T., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G. 2010. Incorporation of preservatives in polylactic acid films for inactivating E. coli O157:H7 and extending microbiological shelf-life of strawberry puree. Journal of Food Protection. 73(5):812-818.
Radiation resistance and post-irradiation proliferation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat deli meat in the presence of pectin/nisin films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, Z.T., Liu, L.S., Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G., Zhang, H.Q. 2009. Radiation resistance and post-irradiation proliferation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat deli meat in the presence of pectin/nisin films. Journal of Food Protection. 72(3):644-649.
Penetration depth of UV in liquid egg white and whole egg - (Abstract Only)
Geveke, D., Boyd, G.,Zhang, H. 2008. Penetration depth of UV in liquid egg white and whole egg [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. p.1.
Thermal resistance of Salmonella enteritidis and Escherichia coli K12 in liquid egg determined by thermal-death-time disks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, Z.T., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G., Tang, J. 2008. Thermal resistance of Salmonella enteritidis and Escherichia coli K12 in liquid egg determined by thermal-death-time disks. Journal of Food Engineering. 84:608-614.
RADIATION SENSITIVITY AND POST-IRRADIATION GROWTH OF FOODBORNE PATHOGENS ON A READY-TO-EAT “FRANKFURTER ON A ROLL” IN THE PRESENCE OF MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE AND ANTIMICROBIALS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2006. Radiation sensitivity and post-irradiation growth of foodborne pathogens on a ready-to-eat “frankfurter on a roll” in the presence of modified atmosphere and antimicrobials. Journal of Food Protection. 69(10):2436-2440.
SYNERGY BETWEEN IRRADIATION AND CHLORINATION IN KILLING OF SALMONELLA, ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7, AND LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thayer, D.W., Boyd, G., Fett, W.F. 2006. Synergy between irradiation and chlorination in killing of salmonella, escherichia coli o157:h7, and listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Food Science. 71(6):R83-R87.
ENSURING THE SAFETY OF COMPLEX READY-TO-EAT FOODS USING IRRADIATION - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2006. Ensuring the safety of complex ready-to-eat foods using irradiation. IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Orlando, FL. 6/28/06. p. 1.
HEAT RESISTANCE OF E. COLI IN APPLE CIDER DURING REFRIGERATED STORAGE TIME - (Abstract Only)
Jin, Z.T., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G., Geveke, D.J. 2006. Heat resistance of e. coli in apple cider during refrigerated storage time. IFT Annual Meeting, June 24-28, 2006, Orlando, FL. Pager No. 054A-37.
THERMAL INACTIVATION KINETICS OF E. COLI IN LIQUID EGG WHITE DETERMINED BY ALUMINUM THERMAL-DEATH-TIME CANS - (Abstract Only)
Jin, Z.T., Zhang, H.Q., Boyd, G. 2006. Thermal inactivation kinetics of e. coli in liquid egg white determined by aluminum thermal-death-time cans. IFT Annual Meeting, June 24-28, 2006, Orlando, FL. Paper No. 0780-44.
VARIATIONS IN THE RADIATION SENSITIVITY OF FOODBORNE PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLEX READY-TO-EAT FOODS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2006. Variations in the radiation sensitivity of foodborne pathogens associated with complex ready-to-eat foods. Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 75:773-778.
INACTIVATION OF PATHOGENS IN COMPLEX READY-TO-EAT FOODS USING GAMMA IRRADIATION - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2005. Inactivation of pathogens in complex ready-to-eat foods using gamma irradiation [abstract].Institute of Food Technologists Nonthermal Processing Division Workshop. p.1.
VARIATIONS IN THE RADIATION SENSITIVITY OF FOODBORNE PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLEX READY-TO-EAT FOODS - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2005. Variations in the radiation sensitivity of foodborne pathogens associated with complex ready-to-eat foods. Meeting Abstract.
ELIMINATION OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES FROM READY-TO-EAT TURKEY AND CHEESE TORTILLA WRAPS USING IONIZING RADIATION ()
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2005. Elimination of listeria monocytogenes from ready-to-eat turkey and cheese tortilla wraps using ionizing radiation. Journal of Food Protection. 164-167.
EFFECT OF IRRADIATION AND FROZEN STORAGE ON INJURY AND SURVIVAL OF SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS IN CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
NIEMIRA, B.A., SOMMERS, C.H., BOYD, G. EFFECT OF IRRADIATION AND FROZEN STORAGE ON INJURY AND SURVIVAL OF SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS IN CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION. 2003. V. 66 (10). P. 1916-1919.
GAMMA-RADIATION DECONTAMINATION OF ALFALFA SEEDS NATURALLY CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
THAYER, D.W., BOYD, G., FETT, W.F. GAMMA-RADIATION DECONTAMINATION OF ALFALFA SEEDS NATURALLY CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA. JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE. 2003. V. 68 (5). P. 1777-1781.
IRRADIATION D-VALUE FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 SP AND SALMONELLA SP. ON INOCULATED BROCCOLI SEEDS AND EFFECT OF IRRADIATON ON BROCCOLI SPROUT KEEPING QUALITY AND SEED VIABILITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VOL. 66, NO. 5, 2003, PAGES 760-766
INACTIVATION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 AND SALMONELLA BY GAMMA IRRADIATON OF ALFALFA SEED INTENDED FOR PRODUCTION OF FOOD SPROUTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)