Arun K. Bhunia

Purdue University, USA


Arun Bhunia is a Professor of Food Microbiology. Bhunia obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo, USA, and Postdoctoral training from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA. Bhunia's research focuses on pathogen detection employing optical and electrical sensors including, protein biochip, light scatterings, fiber-optic and cell-based sensors and mechanism of pathogenesis for Listeria monocytogenes during intestinal phase of infection and subsequent control strategies using probiotics and nanocomposites and teaches microbial foodborne pathogens (grad level) and microbial techniques for food pathogens, intestinal microbiology, and immunology (grad levels). Bhunia has 130 refereed articles, 2 text books, 2 edited books, 15 book chapters, 33 proceeding articles, 137 research abstracts, and delivered 89 invited talks, keynote, and plenary talks in national and international meetings. Bhunia was awarded Purdue Agriculture Research Award (2003), Purdue Faculty Scholar (2005), Purdue Team Award (2006), IFT R&D Award (2009), Outstanding Graduate Educator Award in the Department of Food Science (2010, 2011) and College of Agriculture (2013). Bhunia is a Member of National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, from 2013 till Present. Bhunia is an Editor-in-Chief: Open Journal of Medical Microbiology; Open Journal of Applied Biosensor; Editor: Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Conference Papers in Biology, Journal of Applied Biosensor, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Antibody Technology, and Gut Pathogens; and Editorial Board: Journal of Food Protection.

Biography Updated on 23 June 2013

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