Jovana Kovacevic

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Extension and Research

Office: 503-872-6621
Fax: 503-872-6648

Food microbiology and safety, with emphasis on traditional and novel molecular microbiology and genomic approaches to study the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis, stress survival, persistence and antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens. Extension activities focusing on FSMA training, education and outreach through the Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety, and food safety program initiatives at the Food Innovation Center.

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Characterization of the Listeria genomic island 1 (LGI1) and the role of EmrE_Lm efflux pump in sanitizer resistance
  • Tracing of contamination and characterization of genetic properties of Listeria spp. recovered over a 10-year period in a dairy plant

Extension Program

  • Coordination of activities of the Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety for FSMA training, education and outreach activities
  • Directing food safety program at the Food Innovation Center
  • Basic and advanced food safety training, consultations, and troubleshooting for the food industry

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Food Innovation Center
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