• Dr. Claudia Narvaez, accociate professor, department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    238 Ellis Building
    13 Freedman Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada

    Phone: 204-474-6658
    email: claudia.narvaezbravo@umanitoba.ca

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Education

  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Zulia State University, Venezuela
  • MSc (Microbiology, Sciences), Zulia State University, Venezuela
  • PhD (Animal and Food Sciences), Texas Tech University, US

Teaching

  • FOOD 4150 Food Microbiology
  • FOOD 4510 / HNSC 4280 Food Product Development
  • FOOD 7130 Food Science Seminar

Research

Research interests

Dr. Narvaez-Bravo research focuses on:

  • Mitigation strategies to decrease foodborne pathogens in the food continuum, pre and post-harvest levels
  • Understanding of factors associated with Shiga Toxigenic E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes persistence mechanisms in food processing environments including biofilms
  • Antimicrobial resistance in the food continuum
  • Bacteriophages and biocontrol methods

Current research projects

  • Is E. coli shed by cattle becoming resistant to antimicrobial interventions in abattoirs? How best to raise the hurdles
  • Shiga-toxigenic E. coli persistence mechanism and surface biofilm detection using near-infrared spectroscopy on beef processing facilities
  • Ozone effectiveness to reduce STEC and Salmonella
  • Effect of heat treatment on stability, sensory and microbial quality in food-grade canary seed

Other information

Awards:

  • NACTA Teaching Award of Merit. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Merit Award recipient for Teaching in the Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering Category

Graduate students:

  • Matthew Wells
  • Yuchen Nan
  • Emily Che
  • Kavitha Koti