NURIA GARCIA FERNANDEZ, PhD
South Dakota State University, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (with a specialization in Dairy Science manufacturing, USA
Nuria Garcia-Fernandez, DVM, Ph.D. is a food scientist with a robust microbiology background. She has conducted extensive research in the area of food safety, has published in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and has served as a reviewer for various international journals. She obtained a DVM degree (2003) and a Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Medicine (2010) from University of Extremadura. In 2012 she joined the Dairy and Food Science Department at South Dakota State University where she earned a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences (with a specialization in Dairy Science manufacturing) and currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Dr. Sanjeev Anand. During her latest Doctoral work, she studied the role of exopolymeric substances in biofilm formation on dairy separation membranes. She has been recipient of the best graduate student dairy foods poster presentation award in ADSA (2013), and the International Dairy Foods Association scholarship (2014).
Her research interest in the field of food safety, biofilms, molecular detection of pathogenic bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance