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 revolve around the translation of basic microbiological research into intervention measures to address public health issues of food safety and antibiotic resistance. Concerning food safety, I am trying to improve microbial food safety by understanding bacterial tolerance to stress conditions present in food production, processing, distribution, and preservation. About antibiotic resistance, I am interested in elucidating how bacterial physiology affects the development of resistance and tolerance to antibiotics, and developing antibiotic potentiators with food-grade materials to control antibiotic-resistant pathogens using existing drugs.


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

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