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Justin Anast

Justin Michael Anast

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Animal Science
I am a PhD student in Stephan Schmitz-Esser’s lab studying microbiology. My research is split into two projects.

My major project focuses on genes that are suspected to be responsible for Listeria monocytogenes ability to compete with other microbes in food production environments and thus aid in the persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in food production environments. The second project I work on is comparative genomics of cheese rind bacteria from artisanal cheeses to identify genes involved in cheese ripening such as genes for flavor production.

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1221 Kildee
806 Stange Rd.
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Advisor: Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser