Nusrat Annie Jahan, PhD.
Dr. Annie is a molecular microbiologist by training and a public health enthusiast. Specializing in molecular diagnostic methods, classical microbiological assays, and next generation sequencing, Dr. Annie is a published author with multiple first author papers published in renowned journals. Dr. Annie earned her PhD in Comparative Molecular Biosciences from the University of Minnesota where her PhD dissertation focused on the commensal rodent pests and agricultural interface, particularly on the role of rodents as sentinels for zoonotic diseases in food animal farms and environment.
Dr. Annie has 8+ years of working experience in both industry and academia in diverse roles. Previously, she was a Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota Extension Services working with water analysis labs and farmers in Minnesota and Michigan for a FSMA collaborative outreach project. Dr. Annie has also worked as a microbiologist in various food safety laboratories, including at 3M in product development on rapid pathogen detection techniques for many foodborne and other human pathogens.