Microbiologist Expert in Agricultural Immunoassay, Analytical Method Development and Biosecurity

Technical Consultant #1334


  • Agricultural chemistry, specializing in immunoassay and analytical methods development, including ELISA, Western Blot, Monoclonals.
  • Separation chemistry using LC, HPLC, GC, GC/MS.
  • Familar with "Electronic nose%" SAW portable GC.
  • Experience in antigen and antibody purification.
  • Animal hematology such as Ig, Complement, Lysozyme.
  • Off-flavors in food using GC/MS, other instruments and trained dogs.
  • Mycotoxins detection in grains and forage including ergot, aflatoxin, fumonisin.
  • Fatty acid analysis of agricultural products.
  • Field testing of agricultural chemicals, pesticides and culturing.


Postions and past work include:

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service(ARS), Research Microbiologist .
  • Auburn University Department of Plant Pathology, Director, Fescue Diagnostic Laboratory, Senior Research Fellow, 1983-1998.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nematology, Department of Plant Pathology, Auburn University, 1981-1982
  • Instructor, Southern Union State Junior College, Lanett, AL, 1979-1980
  • Corn Breeder, Farmers Forage Research Cooperative, Lake City, SC, 1975-1979
  • Instructor, Auburn University, 1974-1975

Honors & Publications

  • NDEA Fellow
  • 65 refereed publications in Plant Pathology, Agricultural Chemistry, Animal Health, and Veterinary Medicine Journals.
  • 3 book chapters
  • 7 invited lectures
  • Member: American Society for Microbiology


Ph.D., Botany and Microbiology, Auburn University

B.S., Biology, University of Mississippi

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