Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 2006

Research Interests

Foodborne pathogens (Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli), microbial stress responses, bacterial genetics, bacterial virulence, and functional genomics and bacteriophages.


In his research, Steven Bowden utilizes microbial genetics as a means to understand human pathogens’ growth and survival within foods and determine mechanisms to control them through routes such as bacteriophage. His research seeks to isolate and engineer bacteriophage that kill foodborne pathogens and provide mechanisms to detect them in foods.