Taylor, Thomas individual record
Professor
overview

Dr. Taylor's primary research interests are in the utilization and mechanisms of food antimicrobials to inhibit bacterial foodborne pathogens. Natural food antimicrobials are diverse in their chemistry, spectrum of activity, sources, and applications within foods. Specifically, research is conducted to investigate and determine the manner by which food antimicrobials inhibit microbial pathogens. Additionally, research is conducted that seeks to overcome obstacles to the use of food antimicrobials in some product by the encapsulation of food antimicrobials. Dr. Taylor regularly interacts with faculty in the Departments of Horticultural Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Poultry Science, and even Chemical Engineering in the development and completion of research programming.

education and training
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Academic Articles81
  • Perez-Lewis, K. L., Yegin, Y., Oh, J. K., Castillo, A., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., Kerth, C. R., Scholar, E., & Taylor, T. M. (2021). Encapsulated Plant-Derived Antimicrobial Reduces Enteric Bacterial Pathogens on Melon Surfaces during Differing Contamination and Sanitization Treatment Scenarios. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 1(3), 460-470.
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  • Arcot, Y., Liu, S., Ulugun, B., DeFlorio, W., Bae, M., Salazar, K. S., ... Scholar, E. (2021). Fabrication of Robust Superhydrophobic Coatings onto High-Density Polyethylene Food Contact Surfaces for Enhanced Microbiological Food Safety. ACS Food Science & Technology. 1(7), 1180-1189.
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  • Liu, S., Ulugun, B., DeFlorio, W., Arcot, Y., Yegin, Y., Salazar, K. S., ... Akbulut, M. (2021). Development of durable and superhydrophobic nanodiamond coating on aluminum surfaces for improved hygiene of food contact surfaces. Journal of Food Engineering. 298, 110487-110487.
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  • DeFlorio, W., Liu, S., White, A. R., Taylor, T. M., Cisneros‐Zevallos, L., Min, Y., & Scholar, E. (2021). Recent developments in antimicrobial and antifouling coatings to reduce or prevent contamination and cross‐contamination of food contact surfaces by bacteria. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 20(3), 3093-3134.
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  • Yegin, Y., Perez-Lewis, K. L., Liu, S., Kerth, C. R., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., Castillo, A., Akbulut, M., & Taylor, T. M. (2021). Antimicrobial-Loaded Polymeric Micelles Inhibit Enteric Bacterial Pathogens on Spinach Leaf Surfaces During Multiple Simulated Pathogen Contamination Events. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5, 646980.
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Books2
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  • Taylor, T. M. (2014). Preface. Elsevier.
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Chapters9
  • Taylor, T. M., Ravishankar, S., Bhargava, K., & Juneja, V. K. (2019). Chemical Preservatives and Natural Food Antimicrobials. Food Microbiology. 705-731. ASM Press.
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  • Brandelli, A., & Taylor, T. M. (2015). 11 Nanostructured and nanoencapsulated natural antimicrobials for use in food products. Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality. 229-257.
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  • Taylor, T. M. (2015). Preface. Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality. xxvii-xxix.
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  • Brandelli, A., & Taylor, T. M. (2014). Nanostructured and nanoencapsulated natural antimicrobials for use in food products. Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality. 229-257. Elsevier.
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  • Davidson, P. M., Taylor, T. M., & Schmidt, S. E. (2012). Chemical Preservatives and Natural Antimicrobial Compounds. Food Microbiology. 765-801. ASM Press.
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Conference Papers1
  • Taylor, T. M. (2018). Natural Food Antimicrobials: Recent Trends in Their Use, Limitations, and Opportunities for Their Applications in Food Preservation. GROUP 13 CHEMISTRY: FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO APPLICATIONS. 1287, 25-43.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
matt_taylor@tamu.edu
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Taylor
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471
USA