Maria Marco

Maria Marco

Position Title
Associate Professor

Food Science and Technology


Dr. Marco’s research examines microorganisms for their contributions to altering food quality and gut health. A common thread to her research is the investigation of the ecology and genetics of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in food systems and the mammalian digestive tract. The broad objective of this research is to identify the attributes of LAB that can be used to guide improvements in food production to benefit human health.