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

NGS workshop in Zurich
April 7, 2018
When spring refuses to come to State College, we go after it across the Atlantic.
Undergraduate students presented their research at the GSD Research Expo
March 29, 2018
Undergraduate lab members Sarah Koay, Caitlin Luyster and Thomas Pastor presented their research on cocoa safety and antimicrobial resistance at the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo at Penn State on March 27th.
Xiaoxuan (Meg) Shi will pursue CONSERVE internship
March 28, 2018
Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Xiaoxuan (Meg) Shi for being accepted for the CONSERVE Summer Internship Program!

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