T. Bergholz Wins USDA Grant

NDSU Microbiology
by NDSU Microbiology

The USDA has funded a research project intended to determine how foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes attach to fresh produce. "Elucidation of environmental factors that influence attachment of foodborne pathogens to biotic and abiotic surfaces" will be led by Dr. Teresa Bergholz and collaborator Dr. Birgit Pruess in the Department of Microbiological Sciences. Sara Smith, a Ph.D. student in Molecular Pathogenesis, will also work on the project. The resulting data will be used to develop novel control strategies aimed at reducing the incidence of these pathogens on fresh produce.

Go, VMS!