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Expert in Pathogen Detection, Rapid Methods, Food Preservation, Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing, Herbs

Expert ID: 729638 Texas, USA

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Expert has extensive experience (20+years) in food microbiology research including molecular pathogen detection methods and antimicrobial effectiveness testing. She has provided technical leadership and contributed expertise to develop and evaluate DNA-based methods and immunoassays for detection of pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella spp, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp and Vibrio spp. Her expertise include qPCR methods, RT- PCR and PFGE to identify foodborne pathogens, validation of protocols in pathogen detection. Expert has collaborated with biotech industries and with the US-FDA in developing DNA-based assay development. She has a thorough knowledge of current food safety laws and regulations.

Expert. Expert has directed research programs on evaluation of novel antimicrobial compounds from medicinal plants/ herbs and is a recipient of a USDA research fund for a international collaborative project to evaluate medicinal/food plants against foodborne pathogens.

Expert. Expert has conducted research on probiotic bacteria and bioactive dairy peptides as potential antimicrobials against human/animal pathogens. Expert. Expert designed and developed nutraceutical dairy products for treatment of Helicobacter infection and conducted clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of fermented dairy products. Expert. Expert has a proven ability in planning, execution and supervision of research programs, supervising & mentoring laboratory personnel and overseeing research budgets and has played a lead role in international collaborative research with Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Provided consultancy to Herbs'etc in evaluating antimicrobial activity of company products.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas - Austin, Texas - Waco, Texas - Killeen, Texas - College Station, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Round Rock, Texas - Temple, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Food Biochemistry Institution: Kyoto University, Japan
Year: 1988 Degree: M. Agri. Subject: Food Chemistry Institution: Kyoto University
Year: 1980 Degree: B.Sc Subject: Biological Science Institution: Kelaniya Univesity, Sri Lanka

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Directed rapid diagnostics research program
Years: 2002 to 2008 Employer: New Mexico State university Title: Scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1994 to 2002 Employer: University of Alberta Title: Research Associate Department: Responsibilities:

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