Published: Nov 30, 2010 10:00:00 AM
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Omar Oyzarzabal, associate professor of microbiology at Alabama State University, will present “DNA Techniques to Understand Microbial Communities” on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in 104 Textile Building. His lecture is sponsored by Auburn University’s Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.
Oyzarzabal will speak on improving methodologies for the isolation and identification of a bacteria called campylobacter and other microbial communities by using DNA techniques such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multi-locus sequence typing.
Oyzarzabal received his doctorate and master’s degrees in poultry science from Auburn University, as well as a doctorate of veterinary medicine from National University of Rio IV in Argentina. His research interests include the detection, identification, subtyping and control of campylobacter in poultry meat.