Dr. BRUCE APPLEGATEProfessor
Department of Food Science
Courtesy Appointment Department of Biological Sciences
Food Science Building Room 3161
PROFESSIONAL FACULTY RESEARCH
Detection of viable foodborne pathogens using bateriophage; automated extraction of nucleic acids from various matrices; enumeration of microorganisms (i.e. pathogens and other organisms) using quantitative PCR; the use of bioreporters in bioelectronics; metabolic engineering; detection of problematic microorganisms in industrial environments; construction of recombinant bacterial strains to rapidly evaluate antimicrobial products; microbial ecology.