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  • University of Florida

    Dr. Michelle Danyluk

    Professor, Extension Specialist
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: mddanyluk@ufl.edu
    Project Director (PD), Contributing to Objectives 1, 3, 4, 5, 7


    Christina KesslerCK 120x168

    Extension Program Specialist
    Email: christinakessler@ufl.edu
    Grant Coordinator


    Dr. Keith SchneiderKS

    Professor, Extension Specialist
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: keiths29@ufl.edu
    Co-PD, Location Lead University of Florida, Contributing to Objectives 2, 3, 4, 7


    Dr. Arie HavelaarAH

    Professor
    Risk Assessment of Infectious Diseases, Food Safety
    Email: ariehavelaar@ufl.edu
    Co-PD, Contributing to Objective 5
    Visit the Havelaar Lab Website


    Dr. KC JeongKJ 120x168

    Associate Professor
    Molecular Microbiology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Food Safety
    Email: kcjeong@ufl.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 2, 4


    Dr. Rafael Munoz-CarpenaRCM 120x168

    Professor
    Hydrology & Water Quality
    Email: carpena@ufl.edu
    Contributing to Objective 5


    Dr. Naim MontazeriNM 120x168

    Assistant Professor
    Food Virology
    Email: nmontazeri@ufl.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 1, 3, 4


    Matthew KrugMK 128x160

    State Specialist Agent
    Email: mkrug@ufl.edu
    Contributing to Objective 7


    Taylor O’BannonTO 120x168

    State Specialist Agent
    Email: taylorlangford@ufl.edu
    Contributing to Objective 7


    Charles Bency Appolon - Graduate Student
    Dr. Cameron Bardsley
    - Postdoctoral Associate
    Dr. Claudia Ganser - Assistant Scientist
    Dr. Alan Gutierrez - Postdoctoral Associate
    Dr. Kalindhi Larios - Postdoctoral Associate
    Mari Schroeder - Graduate Student
    LaTaunya Tillman - Graduate Student

  • University of Arizona

    Dr. Channah RockCR 120x168

    Professor, Extension Specialist
    Water Quality, Microbiology
    Email: channah@cals.arizona.edu
    Objective 1 Lead, Location Lead University of Arizona, Contributing to Objective 7


    Natalie Brassill - Assistant in Reasearch Extension

  • The University of California Davis

    Dr. Michele Jay-RussellMJR 120x168

    Associate Researcher
    Molecular Epidemiology of Enteric Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens
    Email: mjay@ucdavis.edu
    Location Lead UC Davis, Contributing to Objectives 2, 3, 7


    Dr. Roger BaldwinRB 120x168

    Associate Specialist
    Wildlife Management
    Email: rabaldwin@ucdavis.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 3, 7


    Dr. Jairo DiazJD 120x168

    Director ANR Desert Research & Extension Center
    Water, Soil and Land Use
    Email: jdiazr@ucanr.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 1, 2, 7


    Peiman Aminabadi - Laboratory Manager

  • University of Delaware

    Dr. Kali KnielKK 120x168

    Professor
    Food Virology, Microbial Food Safety
    Email: kniel@udel.edu
    Objective 3 Lead, Location Lead University of Delaware, Contributing to Objective 1


    Kyle McCaughan - Graduate Student

  • University of Georgia

    Dr. Faith CritzerFC 120x168

    Professor
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: fcritzer@uga.edu
    Objective 4 Lead, Contributing to Objectives 1, 3, 7


    Dr. Laurel DunnLD 120x168

    Assistant Professor
    Food Microbiology; Produce Safety
    Email: laurel.dunn@uga.edu
    Location Lead University of Georgia, Contributing to Objectives 2, 3, 7


    Dr. Govinderaj KumarGK 120x168

    Assistant Professor
    Food Microbiology; Produce Safety
    Email: goraj@uga.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 2, 4


    Dr. Abhinav MishraAM 120x168

    Assistant Professor
    Food Microbiology, Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA)
    Email: amishra@uga.edu
    Contributing to Objective 5

  • University of Maryland

    Dr. Shirley MicallefSM 120x168

    Associate Professor
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: smicall@umd.edu
    Location Lead for University of Maryland, Contributing to Objectives 1, 3, 4


    Dr. Rohan TikekarRT 120x168

    Associate Professor
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: rtikekar@umd.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 1, 3, 4, 7

  • The Ohio State University

    Dr. Robert ScharffRS 120x168

    Professor
    Economics of Risk, Consumer Sciences
    Email: scharff.8@osu.edu
    Objective 6 Lead, Location Lead The Ohio State University


    Dr. Barbara KowalcykBK 120x168

    Assistant Professor
    Epidemiology, Biostatistics/Informatics, Risk Analysis
    Email: kowalcyk.1@osu.edu
    Contributing to Objectives 5, 6


    Xuerui Yang - Graduate Student

  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

    Dr. Donald SchaffnerDS 120x168

    Distinguished Professor, Extension Specialist
    Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment, Predictive Food Microbiology
    Email: don.schaffner@rutgers.edu
    Objective 5 Lead, Location Lead Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Contributing to Objectives 4, 6, 7


    Dr. Wesley KlineWK 120x168

    Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent II
    Email: wkline@njaes.rutgers.edu
    Contributing to Objective 7


    Meredith MelendezMM 120x168

    Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent II
    Email: melendez@njaes.rutgers.edu
    Contributing to Objective 7


    Anjama Dutta - Graduate Student

  • USDA ARS Beltsville

    Dr. Manan SharmaMS 120x168

    Research Microbiologist
    Environmental Microbiology & Food Safety
    Email: manan.sharma@ars.usda.gov
    Objective 2 Lead, Contributing to Objective 3

  • Virginia Tech

    Dr. Laura StrawnLS 120x168

    Associate Professor, Extension Specialist
    Food Microbiology, Produce Safety
    Email: laurakstrawn@vt.edu
    Objective 7 Lead, Location Lead Virginia Tech, Contributing to Objectives 1, 3


    Dr. Alexis Hamilton - Postdoctoral Associate

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