Animal and Food Sciences
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Areas of Expertise
- Specializes in the safety of fruits and vegetables, microbial food safety, food science and food processing. She is currently president of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the world's premier food safety organization.
- A distinguished virologist, Kniel examines microorganisms on fresh produce and methods of inactivating them.
- Works on understanding transmission, survival and risks associated with norovirus, hepatitis A virus, emerging enteric viruses, Salmonella species, and pathogenic E. coli species.
- Spent two years working for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, studying parasites, food safety and addressing possible vaccine issues.
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