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Marlene E. Janes

Professor
Food Safety
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

130 Agricultural Chemistry Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
phone: 225-342-5812, ext 129

email:mjanes@agenter.lsu.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Ph.D. - Department of Food Science, 2650 N. Young Ave., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Major: Food Safety/Food Microbiology. Research Title: Survival, Growth and Control of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on fresh produce and Cooked Poultry Products. August 2001
  • M.S. - Department of Food Science, 2650 N. Young Ave., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Major: Food Safety/Food Microbiology. Thesis title: Bacteriocin-producing bacteria isolated from plants: Rice hull ash and silicic acid as adsorbents for concentration and purification of bacteriocins. May 1998
  • B.S. - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Major: Microbiology. Graduated with Cum Laude Honors from the Department of Microbiology. December 1993
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Control or eliminate foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monoyctogenes, E. coli O157:H7, Shigella species, Salmonella species, Campylobacter species, Vibrio species and Bacillus cereus on the surface of meat, poultry, fruits, and vegetables by using chemicals and natural antimicrobial compounds
  • Develop rapid methods for detection of foodborne pathogens in food products
TEACHING AREAS
  • FDSC 4162 Food Microbiology
  • FDSC 4163 Industrial Microbiology
DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
  • Genetic Engineering Review Committee from 2006 to present
  • Editorial Board for the LA Agriculture Magazine from 2006 to present
  • Food Science Ace Steering Committee from 2004 to present
  • College of Agricultural Les Voyageurs Committee from 2007 to present
SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Member, October 1995 to present.
  • American Society of Microbiologists (ASM), Member, January 1998 to present.
  • International Association of Food Protection (IAFP), Member, 1999 to present.
  • Sigma Xi a Research Society, Inducted as an Associate member February 1998 to February 2000 and inducted as full member February 2000 to present.
  • Chairperson for the Seafood Safety and Quality Professional Development Group for the International Association of Food Protection, 2007-2009
  • Elected Officer for the S-1033 Multi-State Project, 2007-2010
  • Co-Chair for the IFT local arrangement committee for the 2008 meeting in New Orleans, LA.
revised: 10-Mar-2017 10:20