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.
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 the Science Communications Specialist for NoroCORE.
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 a Post Doctoral Research Associate under the mentorship of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus.
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.
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.
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.
Caleb Soohwan Suh is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University. His current research focuses on the development of rapid and reliable detection methods for norovirus by using novel binding ligands, such as nucleic acid aptamers.
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.