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Kovac Lab

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.

Kovac Lab News

Food Microbiology Short Course
November 28, 2017
The Food Microbiology Short course provides insight into the most recent developments in areas related to food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment.
Microbiome Center Seminar Talk
November 22, 2017
Come learn about our lab's research at the PSU Microbiome Center seminar on December 8th at 11 am in W203 Millennium Science Complex
“Graduate Training in the Exploration and Manipulation of Agricultural Microbiomes for Food Productivity, Quality, Safety, and Human Health (mBiome)” Proposal Award
November 17, 2017
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