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 Expert  718662

Expert in Microbiology: Bacteria, Molds/Fungi - Identification, Quality Control, Remediation, Expert Witness


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
MICROBIOLOGY; BACTERIOLOGY; MYCOLOGY; MICROORGANISM IDENTIFICATION. Expert has expertise in the identification and control of microorganisms including aspects of sterilization, disinfection, and inhibition of microbes. He has extensive background in the application of control mechanisms and chemicals to all environments, including manufacturing and industrial settings, natural settings, and man-made settings. He understands the physical and biocidal approaches to microbial control, public health, tuberculosis, aspergillosis, and other medical microbiology issues.

INFECTION CONTROL; NOSOCOMIAL (HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED) DISEASE. Expert has experience in the identification of sites of contamination with microbes, and the remediation measures to be taken for the alleviation and elimination of these hazards and foulings. He is especially involved in personal care products, nebulizers, humidifiers, hospital environments, packaging rooms, sterile rooms, foods, food products, cosmetics, reagents, chemicals, biochemicals, ocular and periocular products, including mascaras, eye shadows, contact lenses, and contact lens solutions (i.e. cleaners and disinfectants). BACTERIAL ENDOTOXIN; EXOTOXIN; GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA; FUNGI. Expert has worked on the quantitation of microbes and their products, including the enumeration and characteristics of specific microbes and their products.

PRODUCT AND SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR MICROBIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL CONTROL. Expert is able to assist in the design and development of particular products and reagents with antimicrobial activity, as well as the design, redesign, or remediation of manufacturing and production sites.

WATER, LIQUID, AND AIR MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION. Expert has expertise in the area of gram-negative fermenting and non-fermenting bacilli, spore forming bacteria, and their identification, control, and removal.

EXPERT WITNESS FOR LITIGATION in the above areas.

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antibacterial soap

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antimicrobial coating

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applied microbiology

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bacterial toxin

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bacteriology

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biological waste

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bloodborne pathogen

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clinical microbiology

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culture maintenance

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environmental impact assessment

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environmental microbiology

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environmental sampling

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environmental site assessment

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food industry quality control

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food product quality control

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industrial microbiology

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medical device manufacturing quality control

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medical microbiology

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mesophile

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microbial ecology

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microbiology

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microorganism observation

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mycology

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nonpoint source pollution assessment

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ocular microbiology

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pharmaceutical quality control

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processed food quality control

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waste assessment

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water pollution assessment

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water-quality assessment

Expert studied and evaluated self-disinfecting carpets and personal care products for such activities.
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antimicrobial medical device

He identified and evaluated Limulus amebocyte tests against actual microbial contamination in hospital and industrial environments. He published a paper on nebulizers and humidifiers.
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bacterial endotoxin

He evaluated microbial mascaras and eye shadows for microbial contamination in display and non-display formats. He performed challenge studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the inhibitor system.
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cosmetic exported product

Expert has studied nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and enterotoxins produced by these strains.
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enterotoxin

He has evaluated air in hospitals and manufacturing facilities.
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environmental air sampling

He has studied respiratory nosocomial infections in hospitals. He has competence to study and evaluate sources and avenues of infections of other types.
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epidemiology

Expert developed tests for the detection of diphtheria toxin, published in 1998.
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exotoxin

He can evaluate food products for mold and bacterial contamination.
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food quality control

Expert can evaluate various types of hospital equipment for microbial contamination.
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hospital equipment safety

Expert can evaluate and assist in remediation procedures to improve sanitation and hygiene in a hospital laundry facility.
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hospital laundry facility


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Microbial Contamination Issues
Mold, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxins,...
Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, Epidemiology,...
Water Pollution Microbiology

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   Postdoctoral Resident   Medical/Clinical Microbiology   Centers for Disease Control   Diplomate and Fellow in Microbiology
1966   Ph.D.   Microbiology   Microbiology - Columbia University   Research/Teaching Fellow
1962   M.A.   Microbiology   Microbiology - Columbia University   Research/Teaching Fellow
1960   B.S.   Biology   Biology - Manhattan College   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to

 

Expert's Firm

 


 

Director/Consultant

 

Expert is a consultant to businesses, industry, and hospitals for infection control, decontamination, and disinfection related to microbes--bacteria and fungi (molds and yeasts). He has extensive experience in major industrial situations and successful remediation of industrial problems.

1969 to 2005

 

Georgia State University

 

Biology/Applied Environmental Microbiology

 

Associate Professor Emeritus, Retired

 

He conducts research in microbiology. He is experienced in microbial identification, disinfection, sterilization, and decontamination, toxin identification, serology, and immunobiology. He designs and develops new tests and systems. He gives instruction in microbiology at introductory and advanced levels.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Society for Microbiology.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Microbiology and A Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology of the ASM.

Awards/Recognition

Expert received the Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 1995

Medical/Professional Internships

He is a Fellow in Medical Microbiology, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and an ASM Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, ASM.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of 40 research papers and two monographs on infection control.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - in Preparation  
 - Carbohydrate Research  
 - Cosmetic and Drug Preservation: Principles and Practice  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1966 to 1969   Centers for Disease Control   Medical Microbiologist   Expert worked as a Fellow in microbiology. He learned all aspects of diagnostic/clinical microbiology and performed research on virulence and pathogenicity of fungi.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has served as an expert witness for infectious disease situations related to industry, hospitals, physicians and other medical personnel. He has clarified and defined microbiological mysteries and dilemmas in legal venues. He has evaluated medical and industrial records to contribute an expert opinion as to innocence or culpability in terms of claims. Organisms involved for expertise in legal cases have been: Enterobacter sazasaki, Serratia marcescens, Klebsiella pneumoniae and others.
  • He developed an improved inhibitor system for a personal care/health system that has been marketed for over a decade.
  • Expert identified and helped remediate a bacterial contamination problem in a wash system to prevent end product contamination.
  • He identified problem microbes and an improved inhibitor/self-disinfecting system for a commercial product.
  • Within a period of one month Expert helped pinpoint and solve a fungal contamination problem that was causing massive financial loss of 1 million dollars a day in a large manufacturing facility.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Pyrogen expert nc for consulting on Need support to identify Pyrogen contaminants in manufacturing.
  • Expert in microbial risk assessment for consulting on water storage application.
  • Expert in process strategies to control contamination in enzyme manufacturing process.
  • Expert in risk assessment for consulting on denture adhesive product.
  • Mold and Contaminants on Polyester Fleece Blankets
  • Expert for consulting on Meltblown nonwovens for wipe industry
  • Expert for consulting on Looking for a Mold.
  • EO sterilization expert specialist for 3rd party review of facilty.
  • Expert in efficacy testing in Charlotte nc for consulting on Efficacy testing on bacteria and or fungus removal.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has analyzed medical reports regarding microbial contamination/infectious disease situations in both hospitals/industry. He has assisted and helped lawyers develop better cases by careful attention in his reviews and analyses.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on for bacterial contamination case at chicken processing facility.
  • Expert for consulting on Raw Sewage In Building.
  • Expert in manufacturing process for consulting on microbial testing on mouthwash in manufacturing facility.
  • Expert needed to testify in a case involving the sale of a trailer park.
  • Expert for consulting on environmental microbiology required.
  • Expert for consulting on , analysis of nosocomial infection issue.
  • Expert to review patents regarding devices used to detect the presence of microorganizms/pathogens in food.
  • Expert in food borne illness and regulatory compliance for litigation in Canada involving the ordinary standard of care to be employed by the CFIA, PHAC and HC.
  • Expert in chicken hatchery waste for consulting on link to a groundwater well of a neighboring business.
  • Expert in Clinical Laboratory Standards
  • Depilatory injury expert for consulting on safety of depilatory product.
  • Expert in standard of care as it relates to infectious desease control specifically MRSA during surgical procedures in OR.
  • Microbiology expert to investigate washing machine bacteria issues.
  • Triclosan expert witness for consulting.
  • Food poisoning expert witness for consulting on E. Coli and food poisoning case.
  • Expert in lactobacillus for consulting on contamination of liquid nutritional supplement.
  • Expert in baby food for consulting on litigation involved in finding a foreign object in the package.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert has a modest ability to speak, read, and write French.

Market Research:
He has experience in product development and improvement to enhance marketability.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He provides basic training in the isolation and identification of bacteria and fungi from varied industrial, product and medical sources. He is an accomplished speaker and lecturer. He is able to present 1-3 day workshops/seminars on basic microbiology, medical microbiology, techniques in microbiology, disinfection, and sterilization. Recently, he has begun a lecture series on management motivation and professional development for managers and group leaders. The lecture relates to personal and professional improvement. A talk for basic personnel is also in development. Presentations on selected topics are available and can be prepared.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert can assist with microbiology vendor selections.

Other Skills and Services

Expert can help design operation methods and systems approaches to control or eliminate microbial contamination.


 

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