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Michael Doyle

Dr. Michael Doyle

Regents Professor of Food Microbiology
Director, Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety
Department of Food Science & Technology
University of Georgia
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA 30223-1791

Office Phone: (770) 228-7284
Email: mdoyle@uga.edu

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Description of Research Interests

  • Dr. Doyle's research is in the area of food microbiology and focuses on bacterial foodborne pathogens.
  • Pathogens under study include Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other serotypes of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Salmonella spp., Campylobacter jejuni, and Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Development of competitive exclusion treatments to reduce/eliminate carriage of E. coli O157:H7 by cattle, carriage of Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter jejuni by poultry and presence of L. monocytogenes in biofilms in floor drains of food processing plants.
  • Development of treatments for inactivation of pathogens on produce, meat, and poultry.
  • Evaluation of manure as a vehicle for pathogen contamination of produce.

Patents

Doyle, Michael P. and Tong Zhao.  May 13, 2014. Antimicrobial Composition and Use as Food Treatment.  (USA).  Patent No. 8,722,123.

Doyle, Michael P.  May 14, 2013. Composition and method for inhibition of microorganisms. (USA)  Patent # 8440448.

Doyle, M. P., G. Zhang, and L. Ma.  June 29, 2010. Composition and method for inhibiting Salmonella and Campylobacter colonization in poultry.  (USA).  Patent # 7744868.

Doyle, M.P. and T. Zhao. March 17, 2009. Composition and method for inhibition of microorganisms. European Patent Office # P713476EPPCT/DE.

Doyle, M.P. and T. Zhao. August 18, 2009. Composition and method for inhibition of microorganisms. U.S.A. Patent # 7,575,744.

Doyle, M. P., T. Zhao, B. G. Harmon, and C. A. Brown. November 5, 2003. Control of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7 in cattle by probiotic bacteria. China Patent # ZL 98808111.3.

Books

Gurtler, Joshua, M. P. Doyle, and J. L. Kornacki (ed.).  2014.  Microbiological Safety of Low Water Activity Foods and Spices.  Springer, New York, 444 p.

Doyle, M.P. and T.R. Klaenhammer (eds.) 2014.  Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, Volume 5, Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, CA, 424 p.

Doyle, M.P. and T.R. Klaenhammer (eds.) 2015. Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, Volume 6, Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, CA, 557 p.

Doyle, Michael P., and Robert L. Buchanan (ed).  2013.  Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 4th edition.  ASM Press, Washington, DC, 1118 p.

Doyle, M.P. and T.R. Klaenhammer (eds.)  2013.  Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, Volume 4.  Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, CA, 422 p.

Chapters in Books

Meng, J., J.T. LeJeune, T. Zhao, and M.P. Doyle.  2013.  Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.  In: Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 4th ed. (Doyle, M.P. and R.L. Buchanan, eds.)  ASM Press Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 287-309.

Venkitanarayanan, K. S., and M. P. Doyle.  2012.  Foodborne infections and infestations.  (Chapter 55).  In C. D. Berdanier (ed.) Handbook of Nutrition and Food, 3rd edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Doyle, Michael P. and Jianghong Meng.  2012.  Bacteria in Food and Beverage Production.  In M. Dworkin, S. Falkow, E. Rosenberg, K.-H. Schleifer, and E. Stackebrandt (eds.).  The Prokaryotes: An evolving electronic resource for the microbiological community, 4th edition.  Springer-Verlag, New York.

Wang, Hua, Jennifer Cleveland McEntire, Lu Zhang, Xiaojong Li, and Michael Doyle.  2012.  Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain.   In G. Moulin and J.F. Acar (ed).  OIE Scientific and Technical Review, Vol. 31 (1), April.      

Doyle, Michael P., Larry R. Steenson, and Jianghong Meng.  2013.  Bacteria in food and beverage production.  In Eugene Rosenberg (ed.).  The Prokaryotes 4th Edition, Bacteriology and Biotedchnology. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Cox, Nelson A., Jonathan G. Frye, Wendy McMahon, Charlene R. Jackson, L. Jason Richardson, Douglas E. Cosby, Geoff C. Mead and Michael P. Doyle.  2012.  Salmonella.   In Compendium of Methods for  the Microbiological Examination of Foods, 5th Edition.  American Public Health Association.

Doyle, M. P.  2013.  Bacterial Contamination, In Caballero B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third edition, Volume 22, pp. 322-330.  Waltham, MA, Academic Press.

Sapers, G.M., and M.P. Doyle.  2013.  Scope of the produce contamination problem.  Chapter 1. In G.M. Sapers, E. Solomon, and K.R. Matthews (eds.)  The Produce Contamination Problem: Causes and Solutions, 2nd Edition.  Elsevier, San Diego, CA.

Venkitanarayanan, K. S., Anup Kollanoor-Johny, and Michael P. Doyle.  2013.  Microbiological safety of foods.  pp. 43-79.  (Chapter 3).  In C. D. Berdanier, D. M. Bier, J. T. Dwyer, and E. B. Feldman (eds.)  Handbook of Nutrition and Food, 3rd edition, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL.

Selected Recent Publications

Ta, Yen T., Trung Thanh Nguyen, Puong Bich To, Da Xuan Pham, Hao Thi Hong Le, Giang Nguyen Thi, Walid Q. Alali, Isabel Walls, and Michael P. Doyle.  2014.  Quantification, serovars, and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella isolated from retail raw chicken meat in Vietnam.  J. Food Protect. 77:57-66.

Erickson, Marilyn C., Mussie Y.Habteselassie, Jye-Lin Liao, Cathy C.Webb,Vijaya Mantripragada, Lindsey E. Davey, and Michael P. Doyle.  2014.  Examination of factors for use as potential predictors of human enteric pathogen survival in soil.  J. Appl. Microbiol. 116:335-349.

Donado-Godoy, Pilar, Viviana Clavijo, Maribel Leon, Alejandra Arevalo, Ricardo Castellanos, Johan Bernal, McAllister Tafur, Maria Victoria Ovalle, Walid Q. Alali, Michael Hume, Juan Jose Romero-Zunniga, Isabel Walls, and M.P. Doyle.  2013.  Populations, serovars, and antimicrobial resistance phenotypes of Salmonella spp. on raw poultry meat at retail in Colombia.   J. Food Protect.  77:227-235.

Chen, D., T. Zhao, and M.P. Doyle.  2014.  Transfer of foodborne pathogens during mechanical slicing and their inactivation by levulinic acid-based sanitizer on slicers.  Food Microbiol.  38:263-269.

Erickson, M.C., C.C. Webb, L.E. Davey, A.S. Payton, I.D. Flitcroft, and M.P. Doyle.  2014.   Internalization and fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 into leafy green phyllosphere tissue using varying spray conditions.  J. Food Protect. 77:713-721.

Zhao, T.,P. Zhao, D.Chen, R. Jadeja, Y.-C. Hung, and M.P. Doyle.  2014.  Reductions of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli  and Salmonella Typhimurium on beef trim by lactic acid and levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate treatments.  J. Food Protect. 77: 528-537.

Erickson, Marilyn C., Cathy C. Webb, Lindsey E. Davey, Alison S. Payton, Ian D. Flitcroft, and Michael P. Doyle.   2014.  Biotic and abiotic variables affecting internalization and fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates in leafy green roots.  J. Food Protect. 77:872-879.

Yang, Baowei, Yue Cui, Chao Shi, Jiaqi Wang, Siadong Xia, Meli Xi, Xin Wang, Jianghong Meng, Walid Alali, Isabel Walls, and Michael Doyle.  2014.  Counts, serotypes, and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella isolates on retail raw poultry in The People’s Republic of China.  J. Food Protect. 77:894-902.

Cox, N. A., J. A. Cason, M. E. Berrang, C. Hofacre, D. E. Cosby, R. Biggs, S. Waggoner, A. M. Lammerding, and M. P. Doyle.  2014.   Neck-skin excision and whole-carcass rinsing are differing methods used to detect Salmonella prevalence on commercial broiler carcasses before and after chilling.  Poultry USA January.  Online at www.wattagnet.com

Zhao, Tong, Ping Zhao, Dong Chen, Revirajsinh  Jadeja, Yen-Con Hung, and, Michael P. Doyle.  2014.  Reductions of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli  and Salmonella Typhimurium on beef trim by lactic acid, levulinic acid, and sodium dodecyl sulfate treatments.  J. Food Protect. 77:528-537.

Newell, Carter, Michael P. Doyle, and Li Ma.  2015.  Inability of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum to grow in mussels inoculated via immersion and packaged in high oxygen atmospheres.   Food Microbiol. 46:204-209.

Erickson, Marilyn, Jean Liao, Ma Li. Xiuping Jiang, and Michael P.Doyle.   2014.  Thermal and non-thermal factors affecting survival of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in animal manure-based compost mixtures.  J. Food Protect. 77:1512-1518.

Erickson, M.C., J. Liao, X. Jiang, and M.P. Doyle.  2014.  Inactivation of pathogens during aerobic composting of fresh and aged dairy manure with different carbon amendments.  J. Food Protect. 77:1911-1918.

Erickson, M.C., J. Liao., X. Jiang , and, M. P.Doyle.  2014.  Contribution of chemical and physical factors to zoonotic pathogen inactivation during chicken manure composting.  Agric. Food and Anal. Bact. 4(2): 69-108.

Webb, Cathy C., Marilyn C. Erickson, Lindsey E. Davey, Alison S.Payton, and, Michael P.Doyle.   2014.  Construction and characterization of outbreak Escherichia coli O157:H7 surrogate strains.  Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases 11:893-899.

Erickson, M.C., C. Smith, X. Jiang, I.D. Flitcroft, and M.P. Doyle.  2014.  Survival of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes in manure-based compost mixtures at sublethal temperatures.  Agric. Food and Anal. Bact. 4:224-238.

Erickson, Marilyn, Chris Smith, Xiuping  Jiang, Ian Flitcroft, and Michael P. Doyle.  2015.  Survival of Salmonella or Escherichia coli O157:H7 during aerobic composting at sublethal temperatures as influenced by the carbon amendment.  J. Food Protect. 78: 248-255.

Erickson, Marilyn, Chris Smith, Xiuping Jiang, Ian Flitcroft, and Michael P.Doyle.  2015.  Manure source and age affect survival of zoonotic pathogens during aerobic composting at sublethal temperatures.  J. Food Protect. 78: 302-310.

Doyle, Michael P., Marilyn C. Erickson, Walid Alali, Jennifer Cannon., Xiangyu  Deng, Ynes Ortega,  Mary Alice Smith, and Tong Zhao.  2015.  Food industry’s current and future role in preventing microbial foodborne illness within the United States.  Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015; 10.1093/cid/civ/253.

Webb, Cathy C., Marilyn C. Erickson, Lindsey E. Davey, and Michael P. Doyle.  2015.  Effectiveness of levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate employed as a sanitizer during harvest or packing of cantaloupes contaminated with Salmonella Poona.  Int. J. Food Microbiol.  (Accepted April 25, 2015)  International Journal of Food Protection 207 (2015) pgs. 71-76.

Erickson, Marilyn C., Li  Ma, and Michael P. Doyle.  2015.  Microbiological and headspace volatile measurements of stored Atlantic salmon and their relationship to spoilage assessment by a senior citizen consumer panel.  J. Food Protect.  (Accepted) August, 2015.

Erickson, Marilyn C., Li Ma, and, Michael P. Doyle.  2015.  Clostridium botulinum toxin production in relation to spoilage of Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) packaged in films of varying oxygen permeabilities and with different atmospheres.  J. Food Protect. (Accepted April 9, 2015). Vol.78, No.8, 2015, pgs 1-13.

Chen, D., Tong Zhao, and Michael Doyle.  2015.  Control of pathogens in biofilms on the surface of stainless steel by levulinic acid plus sodium dodecyl sulfate.  Int. J. Food Microbiol. (Accepted April 18, 2015). 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.04.026

Webb, Cathy C., Marilyn C. Erickson, Lindsey E. Davey, and Michael P. Doyle.  2015. Evaluation of Single and Double Hurdle Field or Packing Shed Sanitizer Applications for Cantaloupes Contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  Agriculture 2015, 10.3390

Alali, W., Claudia Jarquin, Danilo Alvarez, Oneida Morales, Ana Morales, Beatriz Lopez, Pilar Donado-Godoy, Maria Valencia, Stefany Arévalo Mayorga, Fredy Muñoz, Isabel Walls, and Michael Doyle. 2015. “Salmonella on raw poultry in retail chicken in Guatemala.”  J. Food Protect. (Accepted May 2015.)

Chen, D., Tong Zhao, and  Michael P. Doyle.  Single- and mixed-species biofilm formation by Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, and their sensitivity to levulinic acid and plus sodium dodecyl sulfate. (Accepted April 11, 2015)  Food Control , 2015.  10.1016/j.foodcont. 2015.04.006

Erickson, M.C., C.C. Webb, J.C. Diaz-Perez, L.E. Davey, A.S. Payton, I.D. Flitcroft, S.C. Phatak, and M.P. Doyle. 2013. Internalization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 following spraying of cut shoots when leafy greens are regrown for a second crop. J. Food Prot. 76:2052-2056.

Kendall, M.E., R.K. Mody, B.E. Mahon, M.P. Doyle, K.M. Herman, and R.V. Tauxe. 2013. Emergence of salsa and guacamole as frequent vehicles of foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States, 1973-2008. Foodborne Path. Dis. 10:316-322.

Webb, C.C., L.E. Davey, M. Erickson, and M.P. Doyle. 2013. Evaluation of levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate as a sanitizer for use in processing Georgia-grown cantaloupes. J. Food Prot. 76:1767-1772.

Alali, W.Q., C. L. Hofacre, G. F. Mathis, G. Faltys, S. C. Ricke, M. P. Doyle. 2013. Effect of non-pharmaceutical compounds on shedding and colonization of Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg in broilers. Food Control. 31: 125-128.  

Zhao, T., T. Podtburg, P. Zhao, D. Chen, D.A. Baker, B. Cords, and M.P. Doyle. 2013. Reduction by competitive bacteria of Listeria monocytogenes in biofilms and Listeria sp. in floor drains in a ready-to-eat poultry processing plant. J. Food Prot. 76:601-607.

Cannon, J.L., A. Aydin, A.N. Mann, S.L. Bolton, T. Zhao, and M.P. Doyle. 2012. Efficacy of a levulinic acid plus sodium dodecyl sulfate-based sanitizer on inactivation of human norovirus surrogates.  J. Food Prot. 75:1532-1535.

Doyle, M.P. and M.C. Erickson. 2012. Opportunities for mitigating pathogen contamination during on-farm food production.  Int. J. Food Microbiol. 152:54-74.

Wang, B. Y., J. Hong, S. G. Ciancio, T. Zhao, and M. P. Doyle. 2012.  A novel formulation effective in killing oral biofilm bacteria. J. Int. Acad. Periodontology. 14:56-61.

Wang, H., J.C. McEntire, L. Zhang, X. Li, and M. Doyle. 2012. The transfer of antibiotic resistance from food to humans: facts, implications and future directions.  Rev. Sci. Tech.Off. Int. Epiz. 31:249-260.

Ma, L., G.D. Zhang, and M.P. Doyle. 2011. Green fluorescent protein labelling of Listeria, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli O157:H7 for safety-related studies. PLoS One 4:e18083.

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