Castillo, Alejandro individual record
Associate Professor

Dr. Castillo's research interests include the development of control measures for minimizing and reducing pathogens in fresh and fresh-cut food products, the bacterial reduction on beef and pork products and fresh produce by sanitizing rinses and the use of electron beam irradiation for food safety purposes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored six book chapters and has published two books as editor. He teaches the graduate course in Microbiology of Foods and co-teaches the HACCP stacked course.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles83
  • Cabrera-Daz, E., Castillo, A., Martnez-Chvez, L., Beltrn-Huerta, J., Gutirrez-Gonzlez, P., Orozco-Garca, A. G., Garca-Frutos, R., & Martnez-Gonzles, N. E. (2022). Attachment and Survival of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes on Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) as Affected by Relative Humidity, Temperature, and Storage Time.. J Food Prot. 85(7), 1044-1052.
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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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  • 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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  • Mohammad, Z. H., Murano, E. A., Moreira, R. G., & Castillo, A. (2020). Effect of post inoculation drying procedures on the reduction of Salmonella on almonds by thermal treatments.. Food Res Int. 130, 108857-108857.
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  • Martnez-Gonzles, N. E., & Castillo, A. (2016). Safety of fresh-squeezed juices. Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready-to-Eat Foods. 183-208. Elsevier.
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  • Castillo, A., Martnez-Tllez, M. A., & Rodrguez-Garca, M. O. (2014). Melons. The Produce Contamination Problem. 207-236. Elsevier.
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  • Castillo, A., Martnez-Tllez, M. A., & Rodrguez-Garca, M. O. (2009). Melons. The Produce Contamination Problem. 189-221. Elsevier.
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  • Castillo, A., & Rodrguez-Garca, M. O. (2004). Bacterial Hazards in Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce: Sources and Control. Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety. 43-58. Blackwell Publishing.
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  • Castillo, A., Hardin, M. D., Acuff, G. R., & Dickson, J. S. (2001). Reduction of microbial contaminants on carcasses. Control of Foodborne Microorganisms. 351-382.
Conference Papers2
  • Oh, J. K., Yegin, Y., Rapisand, W., Zhang, M., Castillo, A., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., & Akbulut, M. (2019). Modification of food-safe glove surfaces with superhydrophobic nanotextures for enhanced food safety. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 257,
  • Talibart, R., Denis, M., Castillo, A., Cappelier, J. M., & Ermel, G. (2000). Survival and recovery of viable but noncultivable forms of Campylobacter in aqueous microcosm.. Int J Food Microbiol. 55(1-3), 263-267.
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  • Maxim, J., Neal, J., & Castillo, A. (2011). Maxim electron scatter chamber.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471