Steven Bowden, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
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Office Phone
Lab Address

1354 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2006

Academic Interests

Genetic characterization of foodborne pathogens in foods and food environments.
Biological control of foodborne pathogens using intrinsic microorganisms to exclude pathogens.
Bacteriophage isolation, characterization and bioengineering as targeted antimicrobials.

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FSCN 2021 Introductory Microbiology, FSCN 1102 Food Safety, Risks and Technology

Honors and Recognition

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (FY2012 – 2 years)
A project “A novel systems biology approach to study functional redundancy in micro-organisms” conceived by Dr. Bowden was applied via the Royal Society, UK, and it was subsequently funded by the JSPS.

Intellectual Property:
UK patent application: Mutant pathogenic bacterial and live attenuated vaccine compositions
Publication number WO2010084350 A1
Inventors: Arthur Thompson and Steven D. Bowden