Recent Publications

(*indicates mentored student).

  1. Hellberg RS, Isaacs RB*, Hernandez EL*. 2019. Identification of shark species in
    commercial products using DNA barcoding. Fisheries Research 210: 81-88.
  2. Rogers SA*, Calicchia M, Hellberg RS. 2018. Concentration of Listeria monocytogenes in skim milk and soft cheese through microplate immunocapture. Journal of Microbiological Methods 153: 54-59.
  3. Bosko SA*, Foley DM, Hellberg RS. 2018. Species substitution and country of origin mislabeling of catfish products on the U.S. commercial market. Aquaculture 495: 715-720.
  4. Okuma TA*, Huynh TP, Hellberg RS. 2018. Use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to screen for aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, and deoxynivalenol in dry pet foods. Mycotoxin Research 34(1): 69-75.
  5. Pollack SJ*, Kawalek MD, Williams-Hill DM, Hellberg RS. 2018. Evaluation of DNA barcoding methodologies for the identification of fish species in cooked products, Food Control 84: 297-304.
  6. Hellberg RS, Hernandez BC*, Hernandez EL*. 2017. Identification of meat and poultry species in food products using DNA barcoding. Food Control 80: 23-28.
  7. Perestam AT*, Fujisaki KK*, Nava O*, Hellberg RS. 2017. Comparison of real-time PCR and ELISA-based methods for the detection of beef and pork in processed meat products. Food Control 71: 346–352.
  8. Hellberg RS, Pollack SJ*, Hanner RH. 2016. Seafood species identification using DNA sequencing. In: Hanner RH, Nauum AM, editors. Seafood Authenticity and Traceability: A DNA-based Perspective. San Diego: Academic Press/Elsevier. p. 113-132.
  9. Mitchell JK*, Hellberg RS. 2016. Use of the mitochondrial control region as a potential DNA mini-barcoding target for the identification of canned tuna species. Food Analytical Methods 9(10): 2711-2720.
  10. Quinto CA*, Tinoco R*, Hellberg RS. 2016. DNA barcoding reveals mislabeling of game meat species on the U.S. commercial market. Food Control 59: 386-392.
  11. Kane DE*, Hellberg RS. 2016. Identification of species in ground meat products sold on the U.S. commercial market using DNA-based methods. Food Control 59: 158-163.
  12. Hellberg RS, Chu E*. 2016. Effects of climate change on the persistence and dispersal of foodborne bacterial pathogens in the outdoor environment: A review. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 42(4): 548-72.
  13. Shokralla S, Hellberg RS, Handy SM, King I, Hajibabaei M. 2015. A DNA mini-barcoding system for authentication of processed fish products. Scientific Reports 5: Article number 15894.
  14. Okuma TA*, Hellberg RS. 2015. Identification of meat species in pet foods using a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Food Control 50: 9-17.
  15. Levy DJ*, Beck NK, Kossik AL, Patti T*, Meschke JS, Calicchia M, Hellberg RS. 2015. Microbial safety and quality of fresh herbs from Los Angeles, Orange County, and Seattle farmers’ markets. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 95(13): 2641-5.
  16. Hellberg RS, Li F, Sampath R, Yasuda I, Carolan H, Wolfe J, Brown M, Alexander R, Williams-Hill DM, Martin WB. 2014. Rapid detection and differentiation of human noroviruses using RT-PCR coupled to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Food Microbiology 44: 71-80.
  17. Hellberg RS, Kawalek MD, Van KT, Shen Y, Williams-Hill DM. 2014. Comparison of DNA extraction and PCR setup methods for use in high-throughput DNA barcoding of fish species. Food Analytical Methods 7(10): 1950-1959.
  18. Hellberg RS, Martin KG, Keys AL, Haney CJ, Shen Y, and Smiley RD. 16S rRNA partial gene sequencing for the differentiation and molecular subtyping of Listeria species. Food Microbiology 36: 231-240.
  19. Hellberg RS, Haney CJ, Shen Y, Cheng C-M, Williams-Hill DM, Martin WB. Development of a custom 16S rRNA gene library for the detection and molecular subtyping of Salmonella entericaJournal of Microbiological Methods 91: 448-458.
  20. Pierce SE, Bell RL, Hellberg RS, Cheng C-M, Chen K-S, Williams-Hill DM, Martin WB, Allard MW. 2012. Detection and identification of Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli, and Shigella via PCR-ESI-MS: isolate testing and analysis of food samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(23): 8403-8411.
  21. Hellberg RS, Mireles DeWitt CA, Morrissey MT. 2012. Risk-benefit analysis of seafood consumption: a review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 11(5): 490-517.
  22. Applewhite A, Rasmussen R, Morrissey M. 2012. Species identification of seafood. In: Ankenman Granata L, Flick GJ, Martin RE, editors. The Seafood Industry: Species, Products, Processing, and Safety, Second Edition. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 193-219.