- B.S. 2002, Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ph.D. 2007, Food Science and Technology, Cornell University
Research in the Lab
Sarita was a graduate student from 2002 until 2007. She compared the reactions of pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes and the closely related Listeria innocua nonpathogen to various stress conditions and how those responses were modulated by sigma B factor. The title of her dissertation was: “Comparative evaluation of sigma B-dependent stress responses in Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua”. View Sarita's key publications from her time in the lab.
Sarita is a research scientist at Silliker Inc. in South Holland, IL