Virginia Polytechnic and State UniversityFood Science Technology
Vaishali is a doctoral student in Food Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the implications of post-harvest interventions on the antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes in fresh produce using high-throughput sequencing technologies. Vaishali worked for a cooperative food safety research, education, and extension project of the University of Maryland, Department of Nutrition and Food Science and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service from 2009-2015. She received her Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Vaishali is a Certified Food Scientist and a member of the International Association for Food Protection.