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Ilenys Perez-Diaz

USDA-ARS Research Microbiologist and Associate Professor

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 322D

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Ph.D. Microbiology University of Wisconsin 2005

B.S. Industrial Microbiology University of Puerto Rico 1998

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