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
International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing
International Dairy Food Association (IDFA) Food Safety Leadership Award
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
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.