Photograph portrait of Dr. Elizabeth Bradshaw

Dr. Elizabeth Bradshaw

Liz Bradshaw received her D.V.M. from North Carolina State University in 2011. She joined the NoroCORE in fall 2013 as a post-doctoral research scholar and is currently writing for the NoroCORE blog, as well as assisting with the graduate curriculum development. She provides general writing, editing, and graphic design support to NoroCORE.

portrait of Blanca Escudero

Dr. Blanca Escudero-Abarca

Dr. Blanca Escudero is a Visiting Scientist in Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus' lab in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at NCSU. Her current work is focused on the development of molecular techniques for detection of human noroviruses.

portrait for Catharine (Katie) Gensel

Ms. Catharine (Katie) Gensel

Katie Gensel obtained a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Microbiology, and a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature at North Carolina State University, followed by additional training in food microbiology and several years as a research technician. Katie is currently working as the Administrator & Communications Director for NoroCORE.

photograph portrait of Dr. Rebecca Goulter

Dr. Rebecca M. Goulter

Rebecca M. Goulter obtained her degree in Food Technology with first class Honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2008. She is currently developing her career in food virology at North Carolina State University as the Associate Director of Scientific Affairs for NoroCORE and the Jaykus Lab Manager.

portrait of Chris Gunter

Dr. Chris Gunter

Dr. Chris Gunter is the production specialist for the commercial vegetable industry in North Carolina, working with growers to maintain a high quality of life through the use of integrated, economical and environmentally sound production practices.

portrait of Dr. Christina Moore

Dr. Christina Moore

Dr. Christina Moore is the Curriculum Coordinator for the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative. She is developing a web-based graduate curriculum addressing food virology topics.

portrait of Jen Shields

Dr. Jennifer Shields

Jennifer Shields is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences department at North Carolina State University. Her current work in the laboratory of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus includes managing two projects for identifying sources of human and animal fecal contamination, and associated pathogens, in food production.


Dr. Orlin Velev

Dr. Orlin Velev is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research focuses on nanostructures with electrical and photonic functionality, biosensors and microfluidic devices.