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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Michelle D. Danyluk, Ph.D.

Professor - Food Microbiology & Safety

Office: Lake Alfred

Phone: 863.956.8654




Dr. Danyluk’s current research and extension interests include microbial food safety and quality, emphasizing the microbiology of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and juices.  Her primary research focuses on bacterial pathogens in produce, including production, packing and processing environments, its movement and mitigation within these environments, and the subsequent implications for public health.  Michelle’s extension program includes teaching programs related to FSMA, HACCP, GAPs and other specialized food safety programs.  Michelle was elected a member of the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Food (ICMSF) in 2016 and to the IAFP Executive Board in 2019.She maintains an active lab of graduate students working towards degrees at both the Ph.D. and M.S. levels.