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13th Biotechnology Congress

San Francisco, USA

Luisa Cheng

Luisa Cheng

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, USA

Title: New methods for the detection and mitigation of food-borne toxins

Biography

Biography: Luisa Cheng

Abstract

Dr. Cheng completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley – focusing in the pathogenesis of foodborne pathogens.  Dr. Cheng joined the Agricultural Research Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2006 and is currently the Research Leader of the Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit in the Western Regional Research Center.  Dr. Cheng’s research program focuses on the development of sensitive detection assays for foodborne toxins; the study of biological mechanisms underlying toxin absorption and action; and the identification of prevention and therapeutic strategies.