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Sara Milillo


B.S., 2004, Biotechnology, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 2008, Food Science and Technology, Cornell University

Lab Research

Sara worked in the lab from 2004 to 2008, defining the virulence contributions of select lineage-specific internalin genes in Listeria monocytogenes.  This project used genetic engineering and animal and plant tissue culture techniques to assess L. monocytogenes' virulence potential in a range of hosts.  Sara's dissertation was entitled:  "Attachment of Listeria monocytogenes to plant surfaces and host cells and its survival in host and non-host environments".  View key publications from Sara's time in the lab.

Current Position

Sara is now an Instructor and Student Services Coordinator at Pennsylvania State University