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Michael Chikindas, Ph. D.

Michael Chikindas, Ph. D.

Professor
tchikind@sebs.rutgers.edu
65 Dudley RD
(848) 932-5405
(732) 932-6776

Biography

Dr. Michael L. Chikindas is a Professor in Microbiology, leading the Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory. His external funding stems from private industries/organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governmental agencies such as NIH, USDA, NSF, etc. He co-authored several patents, more than a hundred papers and six book chapters. Dr. Chikindas developed and implemented a number of courses at Rutgers, including Food Microbiology and Beneficial Microbes in Food and Life. He serves on Editorial Boards of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology (Senior Editor), Letters in Applied Microbiology, and Beneficial Microbes (Section Editor). Dr. Chikindas was a founder of Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, the Springer journal, and served as its Editor-in-Chief for twelve consecutive years. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and of the Society for Applied Microbiology (UK).