Prashant Singh, Ph.D.

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Prashant Singh

Get to know Dr. Singh


I am a Food Microbiologist and my research is focused on making our food safe. In my laboratory we develop advanced methodology for rapid detection of food-borne pathogens. Food-borne pathogens contaminate meat and produce, resulting in outbreaks. My laboratory works in area of developing multiple-hurdle approach for enhancing safety of meat and produce.  Additionally, I also work in the area of dairy microbiology and probiotics.


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Graduate Certificate, Food Safety & Defense, University of Missouri
  • M.S., Vellore Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Delhi University

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Singh, P., Pfeifer, Y., Mustapha, A. (2016). Multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase genes using melting curve analysis. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 124, 72-78.

Singh, P., & Mustapha, A. (2015). Multiplex real-time PCR assays for detection of eight Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in food samples by melting curve analysis. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 215, 101-108.

Blumhagen, A., Singh, P., Mustapha, A., Yu, Q. (2014). Plasma Deactivation of Oral Bacteria Seeded on Hydroxyapatite Disks as Tooth Enamel Analogue. American Journal of Dentistry, 27(2), 84-90.

Singh, P., & Mustapha, A. (2014). Development of a real-time PCR melt curve assay for simultaneous detection of virulent and antibiotic resistant Salmonella. Food Microbiology, 44,6-14.

Singh, P., & Mustapha, A. (2013). Multiplex TaqMan Detection of Pathogenic and Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 166(2), 213-218.


  • Patent No. 20160032366: Rapid assay for detection of shiga toxin producing E. coli and antibiotic resistant pathogens.
  • IFT Feeding Tomorrow graduate scholarship recipient
  • Faye W. Furguson scholarship recipient
  • Italian government scholarships recipient
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