Martin Wiedmann

Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety
Food Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science

Contact Information

341 Stocking Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-2838

Martin Wiedmann

Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety
Food Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science

Expertise

Microbial food safety; microbial food spoilage; Listeria monocytogenes; genomics and transcriptomics of food associated microbes  

Current Research Interest

Whole genome sequencing tools development for characterization of foodborne pathogens; modeling approaches to control dairy and produce spoilage; sources, transmission, and control of sporeforming spoilage organisms and pathogens in the dairy supply chain; sources, transmission, and control of foodborne pathogens in produce; characterization of virulence in different salmonella serotypes; persistence and transmission of Listeria monocytogenes in food associated environments; understanding stress response mechanisms in Listeria monocytogenes

Distinction

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
Institute of Food Technologist’s Fellow
International Academy of Food Science and Technology Fellow

Selected Publications

Miller, Rachel and Martin Wiedmann. “The Cytolethal Distending Toxin Produced by Nontyphoidal Salmonella Serotypes Javiana, Montevideo, Oranienburg, and Mississippi, Induces DNA Damage in a Manner Similar to Serotype Typhi.” mBio 7, issue 6 (2016): pii: e02109-16.

Weller, Daniel, Suvash Shiwakoti, Peter Bergholz, Yrjo Grohn, Martin Wiedmann, and Laura K. Strawn. “Validation of a Previously Developed Geospatial Model That Predicts Listeria monocytogenes Prevalence in New York State Produce Fields.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82, no. 3 (2016): 797-807.

Cornell Research Website Article

Food Safety from Farm to Table