Hi there–

I recently finished my doctorate in food science, focusing on microbiology (bacteria) and food safety. More specifically, I study how some Salmonella enterica and some Listeria monocytogenes are more likely to survive food processing and make you sick. I’m starting a faculty job in food safety in the Northeastern U.S. next January, so I’m looking for summer undergraduates and Masters students for spring and fall 2019. Contact me if you’re interested in learning about a career in food safety!

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