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Mustapha, Azlin
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University of Missouri
246 Stringer Wing, Eckles Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Program involvement
Food Safety & Defense - Instructor

Biography

Azlin Mustapha is a professor of Food Microbiology and director of graduate studies in the Food Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU). 

She received her Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and spent two years at the University of Minnesota Food Science and Human Nutrition Department as a postdoctoral researcher.  At MU, she teaches four different food microbiology courses to undergraduate and graduate students in Food Science, and she advises graduate students in Food Science. 

Her research focus is in microbial food safety. She has developed rapid molecular-based methods for detection of foodborne pathogens and investigated the use of novel antimicrobials at reducing the numbers of pathogens in foods. More recently, her research has involved nanomaterials, investigating their antimicrobial properties against foodborne pathogens and their toxicity to mammalian cells. 

Education

Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1993
M.S. in Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
B.S. in Biology, Doane College, 1986