Professor Arun Bhunia received his BVSc (DVM equivalent) from BCKV, West Bengal, India, Ph.D from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA, and his postdoctoral training from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA. He is affiliated with the Center for Food Safety Engineering, the Purdue University Life Science program (PULSe), and Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Department of Food Science at Purdue University and Guest Professor at Southwest University for Nationalities at Chengdu, China. His research focus is on Pathogen detection employing optical sensors including light scattering, fiber-optic and cell-based sensors, and Host-Pathogen Interaction: Mechanism of pathogenesis for Listeria monocytogenes during intestinal phase of infection and control strategies using probiotics. He has 142 refereed articles, 2 text books (Fundamental Food Microbiology; Foodborne Microbial Pathogens: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis), 3 edited books, 19 book chapters, 33 proceeding articles, 157 research abstracts, and delivered more than 110 invited talks, keynote and plenary talks in national and international venues. In addition to his research, he teaches Microbial Food borne Pathogens (grad level), Microbial techniques for Food Pathogens (grad level), and Intestinal Microbiology and Immunology (grad level). He is serving as Editor for several peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has been awarded 3 patents, received Purdue Agriculture Research Award (2003), Purdue Faculty Scholar (2005), Purdue Team Award (2006), IFT R&D Award (2009), Outstanding Graduate Educator Award from the Department of Food Science (2010, 2011) and the College of Agriculture (2013), a NACMCF member (National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods) (2013-Present) and recipient of High-End Foreign Experts Recruitment Program fellowship from China (2014-2016).
Pathogen detection employing optical sensors including light scattering, fiber-optic and cell-based sensors, Host-Pathogen Interaction.