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Melissa Hughes


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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Positon:
Scientist
Homepage:
http://twitter.com/mkhughes
Address:Fremont, CA USAKeywords:
food, microbiology, testing, laboratory, bacteria, pathogens, food safety, food quality, health, organic
Projects:
Provide routine microbiological testing and special contract research projects for food/beverage companies, and also offer food safety training courses to the industry.
Interests:
Isolation and enumeration of bacteria and fungi from food/beverage products using techniques that range from traditional plating/culture methods to newer rapid technologies.
Non-Scientific Interests:
Movies, music, wine, technology, piano, travel, fine art, museums, skiing, hiking, tennis.
Education History
Texas Tech University
8/2006 - 8/2009
Degree:
M.S. Food Science
Description of Work:
During my graduate studies, I was a research assistant in a food microbiology laboratory. Other than my thesis research, I also assisted other grad students with pre- and post-harvest food safety research.
Work History
AEMTEK, Inc.
Fremont, CA USA
12/2009 - Present
Position:
Training/Quality Director & Food Microbiologist
Description of Work:
Aemtek is a high quality, accredited microbiological testing and contract research laboratory providing services to multiple industries including food, environmental, pharmaceutical and compounding pharmacies. Our mission is to provide accurate, fast, and reliable laboratory services for the detection, identification and enumeration of microorganisms in products and the environment.
Publications
Hughes MK Yanamala S San Francisco M Loneragan GH Miller MF Brashears MM. 2010. Reduction of multidrug-resistant and drug-susceptible Salmonella in ground beef and freshly harvested beef briskets after exposure to commonly used industry antimicrobial interventions..J. Food Prot.. 73:1231-7
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