Posted: 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.

Sarah and Caitlin have received competitive funding from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences for their research projects that are providing new data on conditions needed for effective thermal inactivation of Salmonella on cocoa.

Thomas presented his research on evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of genotype-based prediction of antimicrobial resistance in Bacillus cereus group which comprises foodborne pathogens, biocontrol agents and anthrax-causing microorganisms, among others.

Congratulations for great poster presentations!