Area(s) of Expertise
Rosemary’s background includes teaching biology, microbiology, microbial physiology, with experience in clinical microbiology; research on Pseudomonas, vegetable fermentation microbiology, bacteriophages, protein biochemistry and cell culture. Her current research includes isolation, identification and characterization of probiotic strains. She screens for beneficial probiotic properties which involve metabolite and antimicrobial bacteriocin assays, detecting surface proteins, studying microbe interaction with mammalian cell culture enterocytes, testing for immunomodulation potential and identifying phenotypes and genotypes for persistence in the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts, as well as characterizing native CRISPR systems in lactobacilli.
M.S., Microbiology, University of Tennessee
B.S., Biology, City College of NY