Henk den Bakker joins Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Henk (Hendrik) den Bakker, an expert in population modeling and biostatistics, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Nov. 1.
The Dutch native will work closely with Tech's International Center for Food Industry Excellence and the university's Center for Biotechnology and Genomics.
Den Bakker indicated that he is particularly interested in population biology and ecology of bacterial pathogens, and has a strong interest in translating basic research in his area of expertise to applications in animal and public health settings. One of his primary goals here at Tech is to carry out collaborative research involving next generation sequencing technology, in particular research on microbiomes, and bacterial genomics.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Den Bakker worked as research associate in Cornell University's Department of Food Science, and served as a Kits van Waveren Graduate Fellow at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Den Bakker received his master's degree in systematic biology, with a specialty in mycology and botany form Leiden University in the Netherlands. His doctorate degree in Mycology is from the National Herbarium of the Netherlands at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is a member American Society for Microbiology and the Genetics Society of America.
By NORMAN MARTIN
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