Employment Date: Fall 2017
BY104 - Principles of Biology
Health Professions Advising, UWA. Aug 2017-present
University Scholar, UWA. Aug 2017-present
University Research Symposium, UWA. Oct 2017-present
Research area: Dr. Tiong is involved in molecular research of food-associated microorganisms in the areas of detection, isolation, identification (16S rRNA gene sequencing), virulence characterization of foodborne pathogens and their toxins (adherent Listeria, Vibrio spp., shiga toxins), the use of antimicrobials to inhibit foodborne pathogens and spoilage microorganisms (bacteriocins, thermal destruction, intervention chemicals), and verification of food safety processes using inoculated validation studies.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of West Alabama (2017-present)
Post-doc Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2016-2017)
Ph.D. Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University (2009-2016)
Ph.D. Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University (2013-2017)
Selected presentations at professional meetings:
Isolation and Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Protected from Laboratory Validation from Natural Seafood Sources. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), July 22, 2019.
Isolation of Antimicrobial- and Lactase-Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria from Farm Animals and Produce. IAFP, July 23, 2019.
Postharvest Interventions to Improve Quality and Microbial Safety of Microgreens. Institute of Food Technologists. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), June 5, 2019.
Culture-based Isolation and Identification of Soil Microorganisms for Potential Soil Regenerating and Agricultural Benefits. UWA University Research Symposium (URS), March 5, 2019.
Regenerating Agricultural Soil of the Black Belt Region Using Bio-fertilizer. URS, March 6, 2018.
Identification of Putative Surface Proteins Involved in Adherence of L. monocytogenes on Abiotic Surfaces. IAFP, July 19, 2017.
Analysis of Surface Proteomics involved in Adherence of L. monocytogenes to Abiotic Surfaces. OSU Food & Agricultural Products Center/Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma (FAPC/IFT) Research Symposium, Feb 2017.
DNA Array of Select Genes of Two Surface-Adherent Phenotypes of L. monocytogenes Using PCR for Identification of Surface Adhesins. OSU FAPC/IFT-Oklahoma Research Symposium, Feb 2016.
Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry and qRT-PCR Analysis of Gene Expression to Identify the Molecular Basis of Bacterial Adherence in L. monocytogenes. OSU FAPC/IFT-Oklahoma Research Symposium, Feb 2013.
Genetics of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in S. pneumonia. American Society for Microbiology (ASM of Missouri branch), 2008.
UWA Faculty Seed Grant (2019-2020; 2017-2018)
UWA Student Seed Grant (2019-2020; 2017-2018)
USDA Specialty Crop BLOCK Grant (2018-2019)
UWA Internal Research Grant (2017-present)