Associate Director, Milk Quality Improvement Program
- Ph.D., 2018, Food Science, Cornell University
- M.S., 2011, Food Science, Cornell University
- B.S., 2006, Food Science, Cornell University
Nicole's research interests include the transmission, control and detection of dairy associated spoilage microorganisms and pathogens. Specific areas of focus include; i) characterization and tracking of sporeforming bacteria from the farm environment throughout dairy foods processing systems; ii) detection and evaluation of post-processing contaminants in dairy foods; iii) development of environmental monitoring programs for pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in dairy processing facilities, and; iv) development of molecular methods for characterization of dairy associated fungal contaminants. Nicole has a BS and MS in Food Science from Cornell University and recently received a PhD in Food Science.