Govindaraj Dev Kumar Assistant Professor Center for Food Safety
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Overview of Research Program

Bacterial adaptations to stressors (environment, plant, sanitizers, packaging) through cellular responses (biofilms, filaments, slow growing states), produce safety, sanitizer development, imaging and vehicles of foodborne pathogen cross contamination such as soil, compost, manures, water, dust, aerosols, particulates and food contact surfaces.


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Zhao T, Dev Kumar G.  2019.  Acid based microbicides for the control of foodborne and clinical pathogens. Nov. Res. Sci. 1:1-3.

Dev Kumar G, Macarisin D, Micallef SA. 2019. Salmonella enterica filamentation induced by pelargonic acid is a transient morphotype. Appl Environ Microbiol. 85(2). pii: e02191-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02191-18. 

Dev Kumar G , Ravishankar S. 2019. Ozonized water with plant antimicrobials: an effective method to inactivate Salmonella enterica on iceberg lettuce in the produce wash water. Environ. Res. 171:213-217.

Dev Kumar G, Williams RC,  Sriranganathan N, Boyer RR, Eifert JD. 2018.  Survival of tomato outbreak associated Salmonella serotypes in soil and water and the role of biofilms in abiotic surface attachment. Foodborne Path. Dis. 15: 548-553.