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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Assistant Professor; Food Safety Specialist

Email: steph.smith@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-0972
Office: FSHN 110

Professional Experience

  • 2016-present Affiliate Assistant Professor, WSU/UI Bi-State School of Food Science
  • 2015-present Assistant Professor/Consumer Food Safety Specialist, WSU Extension, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Food Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 2004-2014 Research Assistant, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 2002-2002 QA Associate Scientist, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA
  • 2000-2002 QC Chemical Analyst, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA
  • 1998-2000 Biotechnician, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA

Certifications

  • 2017-present Produce Safety Alliance Produce Safety Rule Training Lead Trainer
  • 2017-present ServSafe Instructor and Proctor
  • 2017-present Better Process Control School Instructor
  • 2016-present FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor

Grants and Contracts

FSMA Related Food Safety Education and Outreach for Hard-to-Reach Audiences in the PNW. (2016-2019) USDA-NIFA. PI: Kim, J.H., Co-Is: Smith, S., Dinstrell, R., Santamaria, L., Agenbroad, A., Claycomb, D.

Food Safety Training and Education for Small Producers and Value-Added Food Processors. (2016-2019) WSDA Specialty Crop. PI: Ganjyal, G., Co-Is: Smith, S., Rasco, B.

Development of New Food Processing Models for Home Food Preservation. (2016 for Spring 2017) WSU CAHNRS Internship. PI: Smith, S.

Assessing food safety needs across the State of Washington. (2016) WSU CAHNRS Internship. PI: Smith, S.

Evaluating Microbial Hardiness and Archiving of Isolates from NASA’s Next Generation Lander. (2015-2017) NASA ROSES (Planetary Protection). P.I.: Smith, S. Co-P.I.’s: Paszczynski, A., Benardini, J.N., Childers, S.

Determining Perchlorate Utilization by Microbes under High Salt Concentrations. (2015-2016) Idaho Space Grant Research Seed Grant. PI: Smith, S., Co-P.I.: Paszczynski, A.

Determining Survivability of Microorganisms to Synergistic Environmental Stresses. (2015-2016) Idaho Space Grant Undergraduate Research Grant. PI: Paszczynski, A. Co-P.I.: Smith, S.

Publications

Smith, S.A., J.N. Benardini III, D. Anderl, M. Ford, E. Wear, M. Schrader, W. Schubert, L. DeVeaux, A. Paszczynski, and S.E. Childers (2017) Identification and Characterization of Early Mission Phase Microorganisms Residing on the Mars Science Laboratory and Assessment of Their Potential to Survive Mars-like Conditions. Astrobiology. 17(3):253-265

Smith, S.A., J.. N. Benardini III, J.L. Strap, and R.L. Crawford (2009) Diversity of Aerobic and Facultative Alkalitolerant and Halotolerant Endospore Formers in Soils from the Alvord Basin, Oregon. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 32(4):233-44

Smith, S.A., J.N. Benardini III, D. Anderl, M. Ford, E. Wear, M. Schrader, W. Schubert, L. DeVeaux, A. Paszczynski, and S.E. Childers (2017) Identification and Characterization of Early Mission Phase Microorganisms Residing on the Mars Science Laboratory and Assessment of Their Potential to Survive Mars-like Conditions. Astrobiology. 17(3):253-265

Smith, S.A., J.. N. Benardini III, J.L. Strap, and R.L. Crawford (2009) Diversity of Aerobic and Facultative Alkalitolerant and Halotolerant Endospore Formers in Soils from the Alvord Basin, Oregon. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 32(4):233-44

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Sciences (Microbiology emphasis) University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2014

M.S., Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2008

B.S., Microbiology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2004

Physical Mail

School of Food Science
Washington State University
PO Box 646376
Pullman, WA 99164