Dr. Arun K. Bhunia PhD

Professor, Purdue University

Prof. Bhunia received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) degree from West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences (India), Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming (USA), and postdoctoral training from the University of Arkansas (USA). He is a professor of food microbiology in the Department of Food Science and is also affiliated with the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D), and Purdue University Life Science program (PULSe). He is chair of the Interdepartmental Food Science Graduate Program. His expertise is in the area of microbial pathogenesis (host-pathogen interaction), probiotic bioengineering, and foodborne pathogen detection. To date, he has co-authored 200 peer-reviewed research publications, 2 textbooks (Fundamental Food Microbiology; Foodborne Microbial Pathogens-Mechanisms and Pathogenesis), edited 4 books, and delivered over 150 talks.