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Karen P. Dierksen

Research Associate (Post Doc)
Department of Microbiology

Karen P. Dierksen

Research Associate (Post Doc)
Department of Microbiology

Background

Education

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Ph.D., Oregon State University, Microbiology

Research

My research in the Trempy Lab is focused on developing new strains of lactic acid bacteria of potential interest to the food, dairy and/or pharmaceutical industries. Our original patent strain, Lactococcus lactis Ropy 352, which produces a unique exopolysaccharide, has been licensed commercially.