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Jeff Broadbent

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Agricultural Experiment Station

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Food Microbiology

Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By appointment
Go toOffice Location: NFS 314A
DialPhone: 435-797-2113
SendEmail: jeff.broadbent@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Nutrition and Food Sciences, (Microbiology and Genetics), Utah State University, 1992
BS, Biology, (Chemistry), Utah State University, 1987

Research Interests

My research interests have principally involved the physiology and genetics of dairy lactic acid bacteria as they relate to the development of cheese flavor and functionality. As part of that work, my group has been heavily involved in genomic analysis of lactic acid bacteria, including genome sequencing efforts for important dairy lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus casei. More recently, we have become involved in probiotics research, and in research to control Listeria monocytogenes and other bacteria pathogens in ready to eat foods.

Awards

Researcher of the Year, 2011

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences

International Science Award for Outstanding Excellence in Lactic Acid Bacteria Research with an Industrial Relevance, 2005

Winder Professorship, 2004

DSM Food Specialists Award for Cheese and Cultured Products Research, 2002

Researcher of the Year, 2002

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Teacher of the Year, 1997

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Researcher of the Year, 1996

College of Family Life

Outstanding Paper of the Biological Sciences Division Award, 1994

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters

First-place, American Dairy Science Association Dairy Foods Division graduate student scientific paper presentation competition, 1990

American Dairy Science Association

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellow, 1989

USDA-ARS

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          Academic Journal

          Public or Trade Journal

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                  Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                NDFS 6690 - Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria, Spring 2013

                NDFS 6620 - Microbiology of Fermented Dairy Foods, Spring 2012


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Minghao Li, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, May 2015 - April 2018
                Tom Overbeck, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, September 2012 - May 2016
                Taylor Oberg, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2013
                Jeff Smith, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2011
                Becky Boucher, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2008
                Jason Christensen, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2007
                Rebecca Thompson, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2007
                Steven Curtis, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2007
                Parichaya Attaphongse, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2004
                Sanjay Gummalla, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2002
                Brent Petersen, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2001
                Deborah Low, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 1998
                Sanjay Gummalla, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 1998
                Chan Lin, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 1998