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Maxwell James Holle

PhD student – Undergraduate: B.A. Biochemistry from Monmouth College  Maxwell J. Holle uses directed evolution to create efficient variants of the novel antimicrobial PlyP100. In the future these variants may be used in Queso Fresco to address L. monocytogenes contamination.   ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0328-2982

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Luis Alberto Ibarra Sanchez

Doctoral Student Joined Lab: Sept 2015 Master’s: Univ Aut de Queretaro (Mexico) ORCID: 0000-0001-7023-218X Description of Research: Queso Fresco, a widespread Hispanic-style cheese, possesses characteristics that contribute to increase Listeria monocytogenes-associated food safety risk. My work is focused on determine the effectiveness of natural compounds from different origin against L. monocytogenes when incorporated to cheesemaking, […]

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Eric Fritz

Pre-Doctoral Student Joined Lab: Aug 2015 Undergrad: Oregon State ORCID: 0000-0001-7235-5239 Description of Research: The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a  dense microbial environment. Lysogens, prophages genetically embedded in bacterial genomes, impact gut population ecology, but characterization  is lacking. Knowing if lysogenic Lactobacillus leads to persistence can lead to ecological benefits and better probiotics. Contact efritz6 [at] […]

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