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Jasna Kovac

address: 437 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
location: Agricultural Sciences
phone: 8148652883
department: Food Science


Foodborne pathogen genomics

Every year an estimated 48 million people gets sick from foodborne disease in the U.S., and 23,000 die due to antimicrobial resistant infections. The research in our lab is focused on integrating genomics and metagenomics with phenotypic experiments to study the: (i) mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in food borne pathogens; (ii) transmission of foodborne pathogens in the food supply chain; (ii) differences in pathogens’ virulence potential. Undergraduates with interests in foodborne pathogens, bioinformatics, antimicrobial resistance and/or virulence can get involved in research by working with a graduate student or on an independent project.

Number of undergraduates needed: undefined
Minimum qualifications: Students are expected to commit minimum 8 hours of work per week for 2 or more semesters. Highly motivated, curious and responsible students are welcome to apply by sending their CV and description of their motivation and research interests via email.