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Ilenys Perez-Diaz

Microbiologist USDA-ARS

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 322D


B.S. Industrial Microbiology University of Puerto Rico 1998

Ph.D. Microbiology University of Wisconsin 2005

Area(s) of Expertise

- Develop microbiology-based technologies for the improvement of the quality, safety and value of the commercially available vegetable products
- Develop improved techniques to prevent the growth of spoilage microorganisms and assure the inactivation of pathogenic bacteria in acidified vegetable products
- Study the microbial diversity present in fermented vegetables, primarily cucumbers


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