Past and Present
Past and Present
Past and Present
2009-CurrentDr. Sindelar's research focuses on the quality and sensory characteristics of processed meats, non-meat ingredient functionality, and intervention strategies to control pathogenic bacteria in meat products.
2008-CurrentDr. Barak's lab studies the bacterial colonization of plants with a focus on the food safety of fresh produce.
2008-CurrentDr. Czuprynski's lab is involved in a variety of projects involving Listeria and Salmonella, as well as other infectious agents and environmental toxins.
2008-CurrentA primary area of research in Dr. Knoll's lab centers on studying the host-pathogen interactions of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
2001-CurrentDr. Keller's research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of mycotoxigenic fungi that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines.
2000-CurrentDr. Yu's research centers on enhancing food quality and safety by reducing the chance of fungal growth, dissemination, infestation, and toxin production in food and feeds.
1994-CurrentDr. Cook's lab researches host target strategies to replace antibiotics in animal agriculture, in addition to studying valuable byproducts in the animal slaughter industry.
1992-CurrentDr. Kaspar's research focuses on E. coli O157:H7, stress-response systems, pre-harvest food safety, and molecular and physiological mechanisms of acid tolerance.
1989-1998Dr. Luchansky's research focused on molecular typing for epidemiological studies, biopreservatives, and Bifidobacterium.
1989-2013Dr. Wong conducted research on identifying enterotoxins from Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus as well as biofilm formation and control in food processing environments.
1985-CurrentDr. Glass and the FRI Applied Food Safety Lab focus on the development of safe, low-acid refrigerated and shelf-stable foods, processed meat products, and process cheese.
1985-CurrentDr. Johnson's lab focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of Clostridium botulinum and botulinum neurotoxins.
1980-1991Dr. Doyle's research focused on food microbiology and bacterial foodborne pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, and Listeria monocytogenes.
1978-1986Dr. Taylor's research focused on food allergies.
1976-2008Dr. Pariza researched chemical carcinogenesis and discovered that conjugated linoleic acid inhibited cancer.
1972-1982Dr. Schantz conducted research and continued his meticulous methods for producing the finest preparations of botulinum toxin.
1967-1977Dr. Duncan's research focused on Clostridium perfringens food poisoning.
1966-1976Dr. Deibel researched food pathogens such as Listeria, Clostridium botulinum, and Staphylococcus aureus, uncovering new means for protecting the food supply. He made several landmark discoveries important to the safe production of processed meats.
1966-1987Dr. Foster's food microbiology research included studies on vacuum packaging and plastic films to extend shelf life of refrigerated, ready-to-eat meat products. He was an international authority on the use of sodium nitrite to prevent botulism and spoilage.
1966-1977Dr. Geopfert worked on Salmonella, Bacillus cereus growth limits and pathogenic mechanisms, and food poisoning.
1966-1990Dr. Marth organized and maintained a major research program in food microbiology, including studies on food spoilage, food fermentations, and foodborne diseases. His lab studied foodborne pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes.
1966-1970Dr. Strong directed research on foodborne disease agents, including salmonellae, staphylococci, and Clostridium perfringens.
1963-2000Dr. Chu's research focused on the development of methods to purify enterotoxins.
1962-1995Dr. Cliver's lab mainly focused on the study of foodborne viruses.
1950-1989Dr. Sugiyama and his lab were pioneers in botulinum neurotoxin research, including its purification and biochemistry as well as discovering its dichain structure and mode of activation.
1946-1988Dr. Bergdoll was internationally recognized as a leading researcher in staphylococcal enterotoxins that cause food poisoning, identifying the first seven known enterotoxins. He also performed pioneering research on toxic shock syndrome.