Our research centers on the microbial ecology and genomics the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria. A general goal is to investigate linkage between genome content, ecological context,and specific strain behavior that enables a more comprehensive understanding of LAB biology in their “working” environments.
To advance critical thinking on topics of food microbiology/biotechnology and promote an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of modern research.
"There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears." Louis Pasteur (Revue Scientifique 1871)