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

    T: 204-474-6658
    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