Episode 11: Dr. Jennifer Lillig on Listeria Monocytogenes
Ever had a bad case of food poisoning? And while you were curled up in the fetal position waiting for it to be over, have you ever googled what might have caused it? This podcast episode might answer all you questions. On this episode of the ChemTalk podcast, hosts Roxanne Salkeld and Claris Chan speak with Jennifer Lillig from the chemistry faculty of Sonoma State University. She studies Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogenic bacteria capable of causing severe food-borne illness. Watch to understand why she and her students are breaking apart molecules and experimenting with bacteriocins, and how she’s trying to prevent us from getting so ill in the future. We had lots of fun speaking with Dr. Lillig and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do! Please follow us on all social media by searching “ChemTalk”, and if you’d like the full YouTube interview head over to our channel. Thank you for listening and see you next time!