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ANIMAL SCIENCE

bisha

Dr. Bledar Bisha 

Interim Department Head

Associate Professor

Food Microbiology

 

Office: AS/MB 115

Email: bbisha@uwyo.edu

Phone: (307)-766-3140

 

Dr. Bledar Bisha is an Associate Professor in Food Microbiology. His interests lie in conducting applied and basic research in food safety microbiology benefiting general consumers, public health, and the food industry. Specific research interests include the development of effective control and detection strategies for foodborne pathogens, understanding the ecology of these pathogens, multi-omics approaches to understand microorganisms, microbial source tracking, microfluidics, and the study of microorganisms at the single cell level.

 

View Bledar's CV

Education

Mjek Veteriner (D.V.M), Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana

M.S. in Food Science & Technology, Iowa State University

Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology, Iowa State University

Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Microbiology, Colorado State University

 

Professional Experience 

2013 - Present - Associate Professor, Food Microbiology, University of Wyoming

2018 – Present – Affiliate Assistant Professor, Food Microbiology, Iowa State University

2009 - 2013 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Food Microbiology, Colorado State University

2009 – Research Associate, Food Microbiology, Iowa State University

2002 - 2009 – Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University

2001- Visiting Scientist, Università degli Studi di Bari

1999 - 2001 – Instructor & Research Associate, Universiteti Bujqësor i Tiranës

 

Teaching

FDSC 4090/5090 Food Microbiology (cross listed with MICR 4090/5090)

FDSC 4100/5100 Food Microbiology Laboratory (cross listed with MICR 4100/5100)

FDSC 4090 Food Safety

 

Research Interests

Current research includes a focus on a) the development and optimization of diagnostics and enhanced sample preparation strategies for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens, b) ecology and control of foodborne pathogens, with a special emphasis on understanding and controlling antimicrobial resistance in the food supply and the environment, including wildlife, and c) development and validation of microbial source tracking approaches.

  • Development of rapid microbial diagnostics

  • Development of methods for effective capture and concentration of foodborne microorganisms

  • Ecology of antimicrobial resistance in the food supply and the environment

  • Microbial Source Tracking

  • Control of foodborne pathogens in food and processing environment

  • Study of microorganisms at the single cell level

 

Publications

See publications by Dr. Bledar Bisha at: Research Gate

See publications by Dr. Bledar Bisha at: Google Scholar

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