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Our research at Penn State is focused on precision food safety.

Visiting FDS CFSAN with Dudley lab

Xiaoqing is a MS student advised by Dr. LaBorde and co-advised by Dr. Kovac. Her research is focused on surveying microbiomes in the apple supply chain and investigating their associations with pathogens.

This workshop was held in August 2016 at Cornell University, Department of Food Science

We are hosting a Food Science seminar speaker Dr. David Baumler from University of Minnesota on November 16th

Dr. Kovac is giving a talk on Campylobacter antimicrobial reistance at the Penn State Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on October 28, 2017.

Attending Dr. David Sue's seminar talk at Cornell University

Our proposal “Graduate Training in the Exploration and Manipulation of Agricultural Microbiomes for Food Productivity, Quality, Safety, and Human Health (mBiome)” has been selected for funding in the Penn State Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program – Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Current research projects by undergraduate students

We are hosting a Food Science seminar speaker Dr. Ruth Timme from FDS CFSAN on October 5, 2017.

Our research at Penn State is focused on precision food safety. We are integrating (meta)genomic and phenotypic methods to better understand how microbial genetic background and environmental factors influence epidemiology, pathogenic potential and antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens.