6303 Microbial Sciences Building.
Clostridium botulinum and its toxins, food and industrial microbiology.
- B. S. 1976 University of California, Davis
- M. S. 1978 University of California, Davis
- Sc. D. 1983 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Postdoctoral Research: Harvard Medical School
- Interspecies transfer of the gene coding for botulinum toxins.
- Regulation of expression of botulinum toxins.
- Purification, stabilization, and characterization of botulinum toxins.
- Development of botulinum toxin as a pharmaceutical.
- Behavior and control of Clostridium botulinum in foods.
- Assessment of the safety of new food processing procedures, e.g., modified atmosphere packaging, on safety from botulism.
- Characterization and application in foods of naturally occurring antimicrobials, including lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, monoglycerides, polyacetylenes, lysozyme, and other lytic enzymes.
- Behavior and control of Listeria monocytogenes in foods.
- Control of pathogens in reduced fat cheeses.