Title: Associate Professor
Specialty: Food Microbiology
Office: Room 344, Chenoweth Lab.
Off. Tel.: (413) 545-1016
Lab(s): Rooms 428, 434 & 439, Chenoweth Lab.
Lab. Tel.: (413) 545-1024 (Rm. 443), 545-1008 (4th floor corridor)
Current research projects in my laboratory use E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes as the model organisms to study the following research interests:
- Bacterial adhesion and growth on foods and processing surfaces
Rapid detection of pathogens in foods
- Influence of bacterial surface structures on microbial adhesion
- Mechanisms of bacterial adhesion
- Methods of removal
- Mechanisms of biofilm formation on food processing surfaces
- Ecology of biofilm formation
Food fermentations and Lactic acid bacteria
- Pathogen detection utilizing PCR and immunoassays
- Media formulation
P. Prachaiyo and L. A. McLandsborough. 2003. Oil-in-water emulsion as a model system to study the growth of E. coli O157:H7 in a heterogenous food system. J. Food Sci. 68:1018-1024.
D. Djordjevic, M. Wiedmann, and L. A. McLandsborough. 2002. Microtiter plate assay for assessment of Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:2950-2958.
Li, J., D. J. McClements and L. A. McLandsborough. 2001. Interaction between emulsion droplets and Escherichia coli cells. J. Food Sci. 66:570-575.