Byeonghwa Jeon
Office Address:
205F Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Mailing Address:

Envrn Health Sciences (SPH) MMC 807 Mayo 8807A
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Byeonghwa Jeon, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


PhD, Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
MSc, Food Science and Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden
BSc, Food Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
Post-Doctorate, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University


My research interests focus on translating basic microbiological knowledge into practical intervention measures to address public health challenges related to food safety and antibiotic resistance. Regarding food safety, my research aims to enhance microbial food safety by gaining a better understanding of bacterial tolerance to stress conditions during transmission. In the realm of antibiotic resistance, I am particularly interested in elucidating the impact of bacterial physiology on the development of antibiotic resistance and tolerance. Additionally, I am working on developing antibiotic potentiators that help control antibiotic-resistant pathogens by enhancing the effectiveness of existing drugs.


Stress tolerance in foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial adjuvants, molecular microbiology.

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