MARLENE E. JANES
Office Telephone: (225) 342-0027 ext. 139
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. Aug. 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. December 1993, Graduated with Cum Laude Honors from the Department of Microbiology.
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: 4162 Food Microbiology, 4163 Industrial Microbiology
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
MEMBERSHIP/SERVICE TO 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.