Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona

Food and Drug Administration, USA


Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona is a Staff Fellow in the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), Division of Microbiology, Branch of Molecular Methods and Subtyping in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, College Park, MD, USA. He earned his Bachelor degree in microbiology in 1997 from the Havana University, Cuba, and worked briefly in the Cuban equivalent FDA in vaccine quality assurance. He earned his Ph.D. degree in microbiology at the University of Chile in 2004 through a Ph.D. Scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). After this, he got a postdoctoral research position at the North Carolina State University (2005–2007). Following those two years of postdoctoral research, he was appointed as an ORISE Fellow in the ORS Office at College Park (2007-2008). His research interests include the ecology and evolution of marine bacteria, especially those of the genus Vibrio. He is the curator of the MLST website for V. parahaemolyticus. He is a member of the ASM, AOAC, and IAFP and has published many articles in internationally recognized journals. He has been working in ORS developing new methods to detect Salmonella in produce as well as alternative methods for Salmonella subtyping.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2013

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