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 Expert  729638

Expert in Pathogen Detection, Rapid Methods, Food Preservation, Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing, Herbs

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has extensive experience (20+years) in food microbiology research including molecular pathogen detection methods and antimicrobial effectiveness testing. She has provided technical leadership and contributed expertise to develop and evaluate DNA-based methods and immunoassays for detection of pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella spp, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp and Vibrio spp. Her expertise include qPCR methods, RT- PCR and PFGE to identify foodborne pathogens, validation of protocols in pathogen detection. Expert has collaborated with biotech industries and with the US-FDA in developing DNA-based assay development. She has a thorough knowledge of current food safety laws and regulations.

Expert has directed research programs on evaluation of novel antimicrobial compounds from medicinal plants/ herbs and is a recipient of a USDA research fund for a international collaborative project to evaluate medicinal/food plants against foodborne pathogens.

Expert has conducted research on probiotic bacteria and bioactive dairy peptides as potential antimicrobials against human/animal pathogens. Expert designed and developed nutraceutical dairy products for treatment of Helicobacter infection and conducted clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of fermented dairy products. Expert has a proven ability in planning, execution and supervision of research programs, supervising & mentoring laboratory personnel and overseeing research budgets and has played a lead role in international collaborative research with Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka.




antimicrobial preservation


food spoilage detection


food-borne bacteria control


food-borne illness


food-borne pathogen


food-borne pathogenic bacterium


Helicobacter pylori bacterium




medicinal herb


microbial contamination detection


molecular diagnostics




pathogen detection method development


pathogen inactivation


pathogenic bacterium


rapid method



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   Ph.D   Food Biochemistry   Kyoto University, Japan  
1988   M. Agri.   Food Chemistry   Kyoto University  
1980   B.Sc   Biological Science   Kelaniya Univesity, Sri Lanka  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to






Directed rapid diagnostics research program

2002 to 2008


New Mexico State university




1994 to 2002


University of Alberta


Research Associate


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provided consultancy to Herbs'etc in evaluating antimicrobial activity of company products.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on causation of foodborne illness.
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.

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