Magnetic Ionic Liquids for Capture and Concentration of Foodborne Pathogens: Current and Future Applications
About Byron Brehm-Stecher: Dr. Brehm-Stecher received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 (Prof. Eric A. Johnson, mentor), focusing on rapid methods for detection of foodborne pathogens. Brehm-Stecher also earned his MS in Prof. Johnson’s lab, developing novel antimicrobial interventions. Licensing of patents for his MS work ultimately earned UW-Madison an estimated $6.5 million between 2005 and 2013. He worked briefly in the biotechnology sector before returning to academia in 2004. He now heads the Brehm-Stecher Rapid Microbial Detection and Control Laboratory in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.