Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Sadhana Ravishankar, PhD, focuses on the stress response in foodborne pathogenic bacteria, including methods of pathogen control and natural antimicrobials. In the lab, Dr. Ravishankar attempts to control foodborne pathogenic bacteria including antibiotic resistant strains using various technologies and multiple hurdle approaches. Natural antimicrobials and their applications in various foods, antimicrobial and anti-oxidative activities of plant compounds also interest her. Bacterial attachment, biofilm formation and their control along with stress tolerance responses of foodborne pathogenic bacteria, and mechanisms of stress response in bacteria are some other subjects of research for Dr. Ravishankar’s lab.