The consensus is building among food safety researchers that understanding the ecological dynamics of foodborne pathogens will lead to the next breakthrough in reducing foodborne disease incidence.

Research in my laboratory will bring landscape genomics approaches to the problem of food and waterborne disease transmission, because the questions surrounding environmental transmission of foodborne pathogens are fundamentally ecological questions. Ecology of infectious diseases, environmental modeling, food safety, landscape genomics of microbes, microbial ecology.

Environmental Science, Natural Resources Conservation, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology
PhD, Michigan State University, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2007
environmental modeling landscape genomics food safety infectious diseases foodborne diseases microbial ecology