Life Sciences Seminar: FDA and Food Safety - The Role of Whole-Genome Sequencing
FDA and Food Safety: the role of Whole-Genome Sequencing
Dr. Eric Stevens ’08
International Policy Analyst
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
RIT Alum – Biotechnology ’08
Dr. Stevens will focus on FDA’s role in food safety, particularly in preventing and responding to foodborne disease and the role that whole-genome sequencing has played. He will also discuss how his career path has led him from RIT to the FDA.
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Dr. Eric Stevens is an International Policy Analyst with FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He will briefly cover his journey since graduating RIT in 2008, highlighting the relevant graduate and postdoctoral training that led to him working at FDA in his current role. The majority of the seminar will then focus on FDA’s role in Food Safety, particularly in preventing and responding to foodborne disease and the role that whole-genome sequencing has played. The rest of the talk will discuss where FDA’s mandates and regulations come from, how FDA works with international partners, and the general nature of the work FDA employees perform every day. This seminar provides an example of what a federal career might look like.
Beginners, undergraduates, graduates. Those with interest in the topic.
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Open to the Public