Debabrata Biswas


Debu Biswas
Assistant Professor
Expertise: Bacteriology, Foodborne Pathogens, Vaccine, Alternative Therapeutics, Alternative Growth Promoters
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Organizational Unit
 
Assistant Professor
Debu Biswas
dbiswas@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences
1413 AnSc/AgEn Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742-2311
Phone (main): 301 405-3791
Phone (alt): 301-314-6832
Fax: 240-314-6249
Assistant Professor
Debu Biswas
dbiswas@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems
0119 Symons Hall
7998 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-3791
Phone (alt): 301 405-1289
Fax: 301 314-9146
Assistant Professor
Debu Biswas
dbiswas@umd.edu
University of Maryland College of CMNS
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
1109 Microbiology Building
4062 Campus Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742-4451
Phone (main): 301 405-8418
Fax: 301 314-9489

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Reducing levels of these bacterial pathogens in food-producing animals and prevent the cross contamination in the food processing plants are effective ways to reduce food safety risks for humans
  • Reduction of pre- and post-harvest levels of colonization and contamination with foodborne bacterial pathogens including E. coli O157, Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella enterica in foods specifically meat and meat products and development of vaccines that prevent colonization of animals by these enteric pathogens which may reduce human gastrointestinal infections
  • Investigation the role of natural products in control of colonization of zoonotic/foodborne bacterial pathogens in animal guts and mechanisms of their antimicrobial activity/survival ability in the presence of synthetic antibiotics and/or natural antimicrobial components.
  • Development of bioactive pre-biotics, probiotics, and/or its combination (synbitics) for alternative source of therapeutic and sub-therapeutic (growth promoter) components for organic and conventional farm animal production and stimulate the growth probiotic and the production of its metabolites by genetically engineered beneficial bacteria.
  • Develop the efficient and faster technology to improve the detection of foodborne enteric bacterial pathogens in food products and other polluted materials

Dr. Debabrata Biswas is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, and the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Biswas is a bacteriologist and has committed to develop crosscutting research programs in food safety area. In recent years, he has initiated several research projects on bacteriology specifically host-foodborne bacteria interactions with the researchers from Food Science, Biological Engineering, Plant, and Animal Sciences. To achieve the goal, his researches target to control of enteric bacterial pathogens including Salmonella, enterohemorrhagic E. coli (0157:H7), Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter jejuni in foods and their colonization in animal reservoirs. His research also investigates the role of natural organic products in control of foodborne bacterial colonization in animals and mechanism of antimicrobial activity of these components.