Research Mission 

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.

Teaching Mission

To advance critical thinking on topics of food microbiology/biotechnology and promote an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of modern research.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Saccharomyces cerevisiae

"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)