Technical Connections Meeting Date
Tuesday, March 10th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (CST)
Technical Connections Meeting Topic
“Fate of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica during rehydration and subsequent storage of dehydrated plant foods” by Joelle Salazar, Research Microbiologist.
Dr. Joelle K. Salazar worked as an ORISE Fellow with the FDA from 2013-2018 and is currently a Staff Fellow in the Food Technology Branch of the Division of Food Processing Science and Technology at the Moffett Center. She works as a Research Microbiologist studying the survival, persistence, and growth kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes and other pathogens in foods. Her research has examined how L. monocytogenes survives in vectors including fresh-cut produce, caramel apples, ice cream, and unpasteurized cheeses. Joelle is also involved in molecular-based projects utilizing next-generation sequencing technology. Joelle obtained her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology with a focus in microbiology.