Salina Parveen, Ph.D.

Salina Parveen, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences
2116 Center for Food Science & Technology 
Phone: 410-651-8339


  • Ph.D. Food Science and Human Nutrition, Specializing in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology., University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • B.Sc. Major: Botany; Minor: Biochemistry and Zoology. University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor (50% teaching and 50% research); Graduate Faculty and Univ. System of Maryland Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (USM MEES) faculty and Food Science and Technology Ph.D. Program, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853, 2013 (summer) to present.
  • Associate Professor (50% teaching and 50% research); Graduate Faculty and Univ. System of Maryland Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (USM MEES) faculty and Food Science and Technology Ph.D. Program, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853, 2002 (fall) to 2008.
  • Assistant Professor (50% teaching and 50% research); Graduate Faculty and Univ. System of Maryland Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (USM MEES) faculty and Food Science and Technology Ph.D. Program, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853, 2002 (fall) to present.
  • Visiting Scientist, USDA- ARS, Microbial Food Safety Research Unit, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, 2001-2002.
  • Visiting Assistant, Dept. of Microbiology and Cell (Faculty) Science, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 1999-2000.
  • Visiting Assistant, Post-Doctoral Associate & Food Safety Laboratory, Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 1997- 1999.
  • Research Assistant, Food Safety Laboratory, Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences,Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 1993-1997.
  • Microbiologist, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR.B); Biman Flight Catering Center (BFCC) of Bangladesh Airlines; Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (D.P.T) Vaccine Development Project, Institute of Public Health (IPH), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988-1993.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society for Microbiology, 1996-present.
  • Institute of Food Technology, 1997-present.
  • International Association for Food Protection, 2003-present.
  • Member, Dhaka University Microbiology Alumni Association, 2000-present.
  • Bangladesh Environmental Society, 2005-present.
  • Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists, 2005-present.
  • Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, 2015-present (Life member).
  • International Society of Bangladesh-Affiliated Microbiologists (ISBM), 2020-


The major focus of my research is Food Safety, Food and Environmental Microbiology, and Water Quality.

My research objectives are:

  • Improvement of safety and quality characteristics of seafood, poultry, meat and fresh produce.
  • Application of genotypic and phenotypic methods for tracking sources of food- and water- borne pathogens in food processing plants and in aquatic environments.
  • Development and application of rapid molecular and immunological methods for detection of water- and food -borne pathogens.
  • Development of predictive models for the growth and survival of food-borne pathogens in seafood and poultry.
  • Investigation of antimicrobial resistance, pathogenicity, genomics, metagenomics and control of food- and- water borne pathogens.

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Research and Mentorship, Certificate of Appreciation, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, UMES, 2019.
  • Board of Regents award in Scholarship, Research or Creative Activity, the University System of Maryland, 2019.
  • Morrison Evans Outstanding Scientist award, Association for Research Directors (ARD), 2019.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory board, Heliyon, 2019-present.
  • Member, Editorial board, Heliyon (peer-reviewed journal; Elsevier). 2018-2019.
  • Member, Editorial board, Food Microbiology. 2014-present.
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Environmental Health. 2013-present. 
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Food Protection. 2015-2017.
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, School of Graduate Studies, UMES. 2014.
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Food Protection. 2015-.
  • Member, Editorial board, Food microbiology. 2014-present
  • Member, Editorial board, Infection and Drug Resistance. 2008-present.
  • Member, Editorial board, Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2012-present.
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, School of Graduate Studies, UMES. 2012.
  • Outstanding Women Award, UMES. 2009.
  • Member, National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF), USDA. 2013-present.
  • American Society for Microbiology Minority Travel Grant. 2007 and 2009.
  • Listed with Biography in the Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, and Who’s Who in American Education. 2005-2008.
  • Outstanding New Faculty Award, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, UMES. 2004.
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, elected member, The Honor Society of Agriculture. 1997.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Florida. (1993-1997).
  • Chancellor Award, Govt. of Bangladesh, 1985 (for securing First class First position in B.Sc.).
  • Book Award, Dhaka University.1985 (for securing First class First position in B.Sc.).
  • Merit Scholarship, Dhaka University (1985-1988).


Published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and abstracts. Selected journal articles and book chapters are: 

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (*Indicates Advisor of the Student and Postdoctoral Associate/Corresponding Author):

  • Sharma, M., Handy,  E.T., East, C.L., Kim, S., Jiang, C., Callahan, M.T., Allard, S.M., Micallef, S., Craighead, S., Anderson-Coughlin, B., Gartley, S., Vanore, A., Kniel, K.E., Haymaker, J., Duncan, R., Foust, D., White, C., Taabodi, M., Hashem, F., Parveen, S., May, E., Bui, A., Craddock, H., Kulkarni, P., Murray, R.T., and Sapkota, A.R. 2020. Prevalence of Salmonella and Listeriamonocytogenes in non-traditional irrigation waters in the Mid-Atlantic United States is affected by water type, season, and recovery method. PLOS ONE. 15:e0229365.
  • Miotto, M., Barretta, C., Ossai, S.O., Silva, H.S., Kist, A., Vieira, C.R.W. and Parveen*, S.  2020. Optimization of a PMA-qPCR method for Escherichia coli quantification in raw seafood. International Journal of Food Microbiology 318:108467, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.108467  
  • Tasmin, R., Gulig, P., Parveen, S*. 2019.  Detection of virulence plasmid-encoded genes in Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Kentucky isolates recovered from commercially processed chicken carcasses. Journal of Food Protection. 82(8):1364-1368.   
  • Hawkins, J.A , Uknalis, J., Oscar, T.P., Schwarz, J.G., Vimini, B. and Parveen, S*. 2019. The effect of previous life cycle phase on the growth kinetics, morphology and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 in brain heart infusion and ground chicken extract, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01043.  
  • Haymaker., Sharma, M., Parveen, S., Hashem, F., May, E. B., Handy, E.T., White, C., East, C., Bradshaw, R., Micallef,  S. A., Callahan, M. T., Allard S., Anderson, B., Craighead, S., Gartley, S., Vanore, A., Kniel, K.E., Solaiman, S., Bui, A., Murray R., Hillary A., Craddock, H. A., Kulkarni, P., Foust, D., Duncan, R., Taabodi, M., and Sapkota A. R. 2019. Prevalence of Shiga-toxigenic and atypical Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in untreated surface water and reclaimed water in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Environ. Res. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.02.019.  
  • Taabodi, M., · Hashem, F.M., Oscar, T.P., Parveen, S., and May, E.B. 2019. The possible roles of Escherichia coli in the nitrogen cycle. Int. J. Environ. Res.   
  • Panthi, S., Sapkota A. R., Raspanti, G., Allard, Parveen, S., Hashem, F., May, E. B., Kniel, K., Pop,. Mihai, Ravisankar, S., and Sapkota, A. 2019. Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and disinfectants in agricultural water sources. Environ. Res. 174. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.04.011.  
  • Richards, G. P., Chintapenta, L. K., Watson, M. A., Abbott, A. G., Ozbay, G., Uknalis, J., Oyelade, A. G., and Parveen, S. 2019. Bacteriophages against pathogenic Vibrios in Delaware Bay oysters (Crassostrea virginica) during a period of high levels of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Food Environ. Virol. doi: 10.1007/s12560-019-09365-5.  
  • Miotto, M., Júnior, A.A., Barretta, C., da Silva, H., Pellizzaro, T., Vieira, C.R., Parveen, S., and Prudêncio, E.S. 2019. Development and application of a real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction method for quantification of Escherichia coli in oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Food Microbiol. DOI: 10.1016/ .  
  • Mwangi S, Timmons, JFitz-Coy, S., and Parveen, S*. 2019 Characterization of Clostridium perfringens recovered from broiler chicken affected by necrotic enteritis. Poult. Sci. doi: 10.3382/ps/pey332  
  • Zhu, L., Torres, M., Betancourt, W. Q., Sharma, M., Micallef, S. A., Gerba, C., Sapkota, A. R., Sapkota, A., Parveen S., Hashem, F., May, E., Kniel, K., Pop, M., Ravishankar, S. 2018. Incidence of fecal indicator and pathogenic bacteria in reclaimed and return flow waters in Arizona, USA. Environ. Res. 170: 122–127.  
  • Miotto, M.,  Ossai, S. A., Meredith, J. E., Barretta, C., Kist, A., Vieira, C.R.W., Prudencio, E.S., and Parveen, S*. 2018. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from mollusks in Brazil and United States. Microbiol.Open, DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.738.  
  • Elmahdi, S.,  Parveen, S* Ossai, S.,  L.,  DaSilva, Jahncke, M., Bowers, J., and Jacobs, J. 2018 Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus recovered from oysters during an oyster relay study. Appl. Environ. Microbiol84:e1790-17.  
  • Elbashir, S., Parveen, S.,*, Schwarz, J., Rippen, T., Jahncke, M., and DePaola, A. 2018. Seafood Pathogens and Information on Antimicrobial Resistance: A Review. Food Micro. 70:85-90.  
  • Ossai, S., Ramachandran, P., Ottesen, A., Reed, E., DePaola, A., and Parveen, S.*. 2017. Microbiomes of American oysters (Crassostrea virginica) harvested from two sites in the Chesapeake Bay. Genome Annou.5: e00729-17.
  • Parveen, S., White, C., and Tamplin, M.L., 2017. Predictive model for growth of Listeria monocytogenes in pasteurized blue crab (Calinectes sapidus). J. Food. Prot. 13:1872-1876.
  • Tasmim, R., Hasan, N., Grim, C., Grant, A., Alam, S.M., Bell, R., Cavanaugh, C., Balan, K., Babu, U., and Parveen, S*. 2017. Characterization of multidrug resistant Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Kentucky strains recovered from chicken carcasses using genotypic and phenotypic methods. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176938.
  • Grant, A., Parveen, S.,* Schwarz, J., Hashem, F, and Vimini, B. 2017. Reduction of Salmonella in ground chicken using a bacteriophage. Poult. Sci. doi: 10.3382/ps/pex062.
  • Grant, A. and Parveen, S.* 2017. Natural clean-label antimicrobials that can be used during poultry processing.  J. Food Prot. 80 (4):540-544.
  • Parveen, S.*, Jahncke, M., Elmahdi, S., Crocker, H., Bowers, J., White, C., Gray, S., and Brohawn K. 2016. High salinity relaying to reduce Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay oysters. J. Food Sci. 82(2):484-491.
  • Hawkins, J.L., Vimini, B., Schwarz, J.G., Nichols, P., and Parveen, S*. 2016. Application of antimicrobial agents via commercial spray cabinet to inactivate Salmonella on skinless chicken meat. J. Food Prot. 79: 569–573.
  • Grant, A.K., Hashem, F., and Parveen, S*. 2016. Salmonella and Campylobacter: Antimicrobial resistance and bacteriophage control in poultry. Food Microbiol. 53(Pt B):104-9.
  • Korir, C.R., Parveen, S.,* Hashem, F., and Bowers, J. 2016. Microbiological quality of fresh produce obtained from retail stores on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, United States of America. Food Microbiol. 56:29-34.
  • Mohamed, T., Parveen, S.,* and T. Oscar. 2015. Chlorine inactivation of antibiotic resistant and non-resistant Salmonella Kentucky isolated from pre- and post-chill whole broilers carcasses. J. Food Prot. 78(2):414-8.
  • Rodgers, C., Parveen, S.*, Chigbu, P., Ishaque, A., Jacobs, J., Rhodes, M., and Harter-Dennis, J. 2014. Prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and Vibro vulnificus in Blue Crabs (Callinectessapidus), Seawater, and Sediments of the Maryland Coastal Bays.  J. Appl. Microbiol. 117(4):1198-1209.  
  • Mudoh, F.M., Parveen, S.*, Schwarz, J., Rippen, T., and Chaudhuri, A. 2014. The effects of storage temperature on the prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and physical and sensory properties of oysters. Front. Public Health.  2:45. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00045. eCollection 2014.  
  • Mohamed, T., Zhao, S., White, D., and Parveen, S.* 2014. Molecular characterization of antibiotic resistant Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Kentucky isolated from pre- and post-chill whole broilers carcasses. Food. Microbiol. 38:6-15.  
  • Oscar, T.P., Tamsin, R., and Parveen, S. 2013. Chlorine inactivation of non-resistant and antibiotic resistant strains of Salmonella Typhimurium isolated from chicken carcasses.  J. Food Prot. 76(6):1031-4.
  • Parveen, S., DaSilva, L., DePaola, A., Bowers, J., White, C., Munasinghe, K.A., Brohawn, K., Mudoh, M., and Tamplin, M.L. 2013. Development and validation of a predictive model for the growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in post-harvest shellstock oysters. Int. J. Microbiol. 161:1-6.
  • Tkachenko, A., DaSilva, L., Hearne, J.L., Parveen, S., and Waguespack, Y. 2013. An assay to screen bacterial adhesion to mucus biomolecules. Letters in Appl. Microbiol. 2012 Sep.  28. doi: 10.1111/lam.12003.
  • Pagadala, S., Parveen, S.*, Rippen, T., Luchansky, J.B., Call, J.E., Tamplin, M.L., and Porto-Felt, A.C.  2012. Prevalence, characterization and sources of Listeria monocytogenes in blue crab meat (Callinectus sapidus) and blue crab processing plants. Food Microbiol. 31(2):263-270.
  • DaSilva, L.V., Parveen, S.*, DePaola, A., Bowers, J., and Tamplin, M.L. 2012.  Development and validation of a predictive model for the growth of Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest shellstock oysters. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78 (6):1675-168.
  • Pagadala, S., Parveen, S.*, Rippen, T., Schwarz, J., and Luchansky, J.B. 2011. Comparison of automated BAX polymerase chain reaction and standard culture methods for detection of Listeria monocytogenes in blue crab meat (Callinectus sapidus) and blue crab processing plants. J. Food Prot. 74 (11): 1930-1933.
  • Oscar, T.P., Rutto, G.K., Ludwig, J.B., and Parveen, S*. 2010. Qualitative map of Salmonella contamination on young chicken carcasses J. Food Prot.  73 (9):1596-603 (Most widely read and top ten down load Journal article).
  • Whitley, N.C., Cazac, D., Rude, B.J., Jackson-O’Brien, D.J., and Parveen, S. 2009. Use of a commercial probiotic supplement in meat goat. J. Anim. Sci. 87(2):723-8.
  • Parveen, S., Hettiarachchi, K.A., Bowers, J.C., Nordstrom, J.L., Tamplin, M.L., McKay, R., Beatty, W., Brohawn, K., DaSilva, L., and DePaola, A. 2008. Seasonal distribution of total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Chesapeake Bay oysters and waters. Int. J. Food. Microbiol. 128:354-361.
  • Parveen, S.*, Taabodi, M., Schwarz, J.P., Oscar, T.P., Harter-Dennis, J., and White, D.  2007. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella spp. in processed poultry. J. Food. Prot. 70(11):2466-2472.
  • Parveen, S., Lukasik, J., Scott, T.M., Tamplin, M.L., Portier, K.M., Sheperd, S., Braun, K., and Farrah, S.R. 2006. Geographical variation in antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli isolated from swine, poultry, beef and dairy cattle farms in Florida. J. Appl. Microbiol.100:50-57.
  • Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., and Parveen, S. 2005.  Development of a simple and rapid fluorogenic procedure for the identification of Vibrionaceae family members. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71(7):3524-3527.
  • Richards, G.P. and Parveen, S. 2005. A survey for phosphoglucose isomerase with lysyl Aminopeptidase activity in Vibrionaceae and non-Vibrio pathogens. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA). 1748 (1):128-33.
  • Richards, G.P., Hammer, C.H., Garfield, M.K., and Parveen, S. 2004. Characterization of lysyl aminopeptidase activity from phosphoglucose isomerase of Vibrio vulnificus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA). 1700:219-229.
  • Parveen, S., Farrah, S.R., Gonzalezbonilla, C., Zamudio, A.V., and Tamplin, M.L. 2003. Characterization of a clinical Vibrio cholerae O139 isolate from Mexico. Can. J. Microbiol. 49 (1):65-70.
  • Scott, T.M., Parveen, S., Portier, K.M., Rose, J.B., Tamplin, M.L., Farrah, S.R., and Lukasik, J. 2003. Geographical Variation in ribotype profiles of Escherichia coli isolated from humans, swine, poultry, beef and dairy cattle in Florida. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69 (2):1089-1092.
  • Parveen, S., Hodge, N.C., Stall, R.E., Farrah, S.R., and Tamplin, M.L. 2001. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of human and nonhuman Escherichia coli. Water Res. 35 2):379-386.
  • Gallman, A.M., Doyle, T.J., Tamplin, M.L., Parveen, S., Skinner, S.C., Bomeisl, P.E., and Gulig, P.A. 2000. Pathogenesis of infection by virulent and naturally attenuated strains of Vibrio vulnificus in subcutaneously inoculated, iron dextran-treated mice. Infect. Immun. 68 (10):5785-93.
  • Parveen, S., Portier, K.M., Robinson, K., Edmiston, L., and Tamplin, M.L.1999. Discriminant analysis of ribotype profiles of Escherichia coli for differentiating human and nonhuman sources of fecal pollution. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65(7):3142-3147.
  • Parveen, S., Murphree, R., Edmiston, L., Kaspar, C.W., Portier, K.M., and Tamplin. M.L. 1997. Association of multiple-antibiotic-resistance profiles with point and nonpoint sources of Escherichia coli in Apalachicola Bay. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63(7):2607-2612.
  • Parveen, S., Islam, M.S., and Huq, A. 1995. Abundance of Aeromonas spp. in river and lake waters in and around Dhaka, Bangladesh. J. Diarrheal Dis. Res. 13(3):183-186.
  • Huq, A., ParveenS., Quadri, F., Sack, D.A., and Colwell, R.R. 1993. Comparison of Vibrio cholerae 01 strains isolated from patients and the aquatic environment. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 96:86-92.
  • Parveen, S., Huq, A., Hassan, J.A.K., and Aziz, K.M.S. 1992. Occurrence of hemolysin producing Aeromonas spp. in the aquatic environments. Microbios. 70:67-70.
  • Huq, A, Alam, M., Parveen, S., and Colwell, R.R. 1992. Occurrence of resistance to Vibriostatic compound 0/129 in Vibrio cholerae 01 isolated from clinical and environmental samples in Bangladesh. J. Clin. Microbiol. 30(1):219-221.
  • Parveen, S. and Huq, A. 1990. Enterotoxicity of Aeromonas spp. isolated from environmental sources. Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 7(2):89-93.
  • Huq, A., Colwell, R.R., Rahman, R., Ali, A., Chowdhury, M.A.R., Parveen, S., Sack, D.A., and Russek-Cohen, E. 1990. Detection of Vibrio cholerae 01 in the aquatic environment by fluorescent-monoclonal antibody and culture methods. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 56(8): 2370-2373.
  • Morshed, M.G., Sayeed, S., Parveen, S., Ahmed, A.U., and Hossain, A. 1989. Coliform bacteria during peak flood period in Dhaka city-a case study. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 2: 41-45.
  • Parveen, S., Huq, A., and Aziz, K.M.S. 1988. Antibiotic resistance patterns of Aeromonas spp. isolated from environmental and clinical sources. Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 5(2): 25-32.

Book Chapters:

  • Parveen, S., and Tamplin, M.L. 2002. Sources of Fecal Contamination. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. vol. 3, pp: 1256-1264. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, NY. 
  • Parveen, S., and Tamplin, M.L. Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and Vibrio cholera. 2012. Willey Blackwell, UK. Pages: 116-162.
  • Chigbu, P. and Parveen, S. 2012. Bacteriological analysis of water. CRC Press, Inc., New York, NY. Pages: 148-179.

Course List:

Course Developed and Taught:

  • Advanced Food Microbiology (FDST 692)
  • Food Microbiology Lab. (FDST 693)
  • Advanced Food Toxicology (FDST 802)
  • Seminar in Food Sci. and Tech. (FDST 700)

Course Updated and Taught:

  • Food and Agricultural Sciences Seminar (AGSC 600)
  • Master’s Thesis Research (AGSC 799)
  • Master’s Thesis Research (MEES 799) 
  • Individual Studies in Food and Nutrition (NUTD 680)
  • Undergraduate Research (BIOL 499)
  • Independent Study (BIOL 498)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research (FDST 899)
  • Seminar in Research (AEED 798)
  • Special Topic in Anim/Poul  Science (ANTP 499) 


Received more than $17 million external funding and several internal grants.

Current selected grants are:

  • Preparing for the future: building capacity for food safety compliance at farmers’ markets. USDA NIFA CBG, 01/06/2020-31/05/2023. $499,642 (CO-PI).
  • Evaluating the food safety impacts of cover-crop grazing in fresh produce systems to improve cover crop adoption, crop-livestock integration, and soil health. USDA-AMS; Specialty Crop Multi-State Program. 09/01/2020 – 08/30/2023. $1,000,000 (UMES $310,000) (UMES Co-PI).
  • Development and validation of a high-volume and fully integrated shellfish harvesting vessel: The oyster master. Maryland Industry Partnership (MIPS) Grant for funding consideration. 01/01/20-12/31/2019. $16,000 (Collaborator).  
  • Adapting high pressure processing (HPP) technology to enhance the competitiveness of the domestic blue crab industry. Sea Grant. 09/01/2020 – 08/30/2024. $300,000 (Collaborator).
  • Identifying major sources of fecal pathogens in Bangladeshi aquaculture value chains and the most cost- effective risk reduction strategies. USAID. 03/01/2020-02/28/2022. $15,000 (UMES PI).
  • Development and validation of a high-volume and fully integrated shellfish harvesting vessel: The Oyster Master. Maryland Industry Partnership Grant for funding consideration. 01/01/20-12/31/2019. $16,000 (Collaborator).
  • Development of effective and harmless silver-based materials as antimicrobial coatings. Delmarva Seed Grants. 10/01/2019-09/30/2021. $30,000 (Co-PI).
  • Ecology, transmission and control of Salmonella and shigha-toxin producing E. coli in   integrated live stocks (USDA NIFA Organic Transitions). 01/01/2019-12/31/2021. $500,000 (Co-PI).  
  • SmartPath: Grower-directed convergence of nanotechnology and smart decision analytics for irrigation water quality management related to pathogens. USDA NIFA. $566,200 to UMES ($5, 067,725). 08/01/2018-7/31/2023 (Co-PI).  
  • Shewanella species as potential emerging pathogens in oysters and seawater from Apalachicola, Chesapeake and Maryland Coastal Bays. USDA CBG. 3/1/2018-2/28/2021. $499,999 (PI).
  • Re-immersion time required to return Oyster Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus levels to background following 24-hour dry storage/desiccation in Maryland waters. Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC). 03/01/2018-09/30/2019. $49,735 (Co-PI)
  • Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella in Organic and Non-Organic Chickens. USDA Evans Allen. 5/22/2018-4/21/2021 (PI).
  • CONSERVE (Coordinating Nontraditional Sustainable water Use in Variable climates): A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health. USDA-NIFA. $388,000 to UMES ($9,998,337). 09/011/2016-08/31/2020 (UMES-Co-PI).
  • Soil and crop management practice impacts on fresh produce safety and quality. 2017. $600, 000.  09/01/2017-08/31/2020. USDA-NIFA Capacity Building Grants-Research (Co-PI).
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