CAFPA-ASM D.C. Branch
FALL MEETING 2021
Safety First: Microbial Monitoring
of Our Water and Food
October 27, 2021 I 1-4 pm I virtual
Join DC area scientists (professionals and students) for an exciting afternoon of food safety, microbiology, public health, and raffle prizes!
The meeting is jointly hosted by the Capital Area Food Protection Association (CAFPA) (https://www.cafpa.com/) and the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Washington, D.C. Branch.
All are welcome to submit abstracts for lightning talks. Students and early career scientists are highly encouraged. Abstract submissions close on Oct. 8th.
This event is open to all and is free.
The meeting is virtual and by Zoom. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
1:00-1:45 pm, Dr. Jordan Schmidt, Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Maintaining Production through Increased Worker Safety
1:50 pm-Pragathi Kamarasu, Evaluating the risks associated with the utilization of modified washing machines in the processing of leafy greens
1:55 pm-Viktoria Van Nederveen, Investigating the role of SepA in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli biofilm and virulence in Galleria mellonella
2:00 pm-Andrea Gilbert-Eckman, Improving produce safety via the elicitation of plant stress responses with CAP
2:05 pm-Lindsey R. Hall, Near real-time genomic surveillance of multidrug-resistant organisms and associated outbreaks across an extensive network of hospitals in the United States
2:10 pm-Shivangi Rastogi, Evasion of the NLRP3 Inflammasome activation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis via the serine/threonine kinase PknF in infected macrophages
2:15 pm-Brian Wartell, Using wastewater based epidemiology (WBE) to analyze SARS-CoV-2 trends at WWTPs in Southern Maryland
Raffle & Break
2:35-3:05 pm-Dr. Roberto Kolter, Telling Microbial Stories
3:10-3:55 pm-Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Managing Risk in a Field of Uncertainty: Foodborne Pathogens in the Produce Production Environment
Grand Prize Raffle
Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Maintaining Production through Increased Worker Safety
Jordan Schmidt, Ph.D.
Director, Product Applications
LuminUltra Technologies, Ltd.
Managing Risk in a Field of Uncertainty: Foodborne Pathogens in the Produce Production Environment
Michelle Danyluk, Ph.D.
Professor, Food Science
UF/IFCS Citrus Research and Education Center
University of Florida