Dr. Gulhan Unlu – Sabbatical
Dr. Gulhan Unlu has been approved for sabbatical leave in Spring 2013. With the goal of expanding the scope of her research, Prof. Unlu will work with Lactic Acid Bacteria as health-promoting probiotics. She will spend a semester as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey to carry out research in the laboratory of Prof. Gurakan of Middle East Technical University (METU). Her proposed research deals with the isolation/characterization of new and potentially probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus strains from Turkish Kefir.