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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Dr Michelle Danyluk

Professor - Food Science

Program Emphasis

Her 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.

Dr. Michelle Danyluk


Phone: 863-956-8654

  • Program Members
  • Publications
  • Past Positions
    • Post Doctoral Researcher 2006.  University of California, Davis
    • Research Assistant 2002-2005.  University of California, Davis
    • Research Assistant 2000-2002.  University of Georgia
  • Education
    • Ph.D. 2006. Food Science - Specialization Microbiology, University of California, Davis
    • M.S. 2002. Food Microbiology - University of Georgia, Athens
    • B.Sc. 2000. Biological Sciences - Specialization Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton