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.