Food safety, detection of mutagens and carcinogens; microbial food spoilage enzymes; immuno assays, fermentation technology and PCR detection and quantitation of E. coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus in seafood.
Past Chairman Atlantic Fisheries Technological Conference, Past President Connecticut Valley Chapter of American Society for Microbiology, past member Edit. Bd. J. Food Biochem., Ed. Bd. J. Food Safety, and present member Ed. Bd. J. Food Protection. Past member NSF Biomedical Ph.D. Fellowship Review Panel, and past member U.S.D.A NRI review Panel., hoc reviewer for Cornell University and University of Maryland Sea Grant proposals, USDA SB proposals, BARD proposals, J. Agric. & Food Chem., and J. Food Science.