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Ilenys Perez-Diaz

USDA-ARS Research Microbiologist and Associate Professor


Schaub Food Science Building, Room 322D


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Develop microbiology-based technologies for the improvement of the quality, safety and value of the commercially available vegetable products
  • Develop improved techniques to prevent the growth of spoilage microorganisms and assure the inactivation of pathogenic bacteria in acidified vegetable products
  • Study the microbial diversity present in fermented vegetables, primarily cucumbers


View Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Wisconsin (2005)
B.S., Industrial Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico (1998)