Matters Microbial #28: From Lizard Cloacal Microbes to CPG in the Business Sector with Franny Gilman

February 16, 2024

Today, Dr. Franny Gilman, Principal Scientist at the Kraft-Heinz Company (and another #DocMartian who worked in my undergraduate research lab),  joins the #QualityQuorum to tell us about the path that took her from studying the cloacal microbiome of lizards to Greenland and eventually to food science!

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Franny Gilman

Download MM#28 (33 MB .mp3, 46 min)
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  • The paper that first caught Dr. Gilman’s eye when I suggested she read it while in my laboratory:  “The influence of sex, handedness, and washing on the diversity of hand surface bacteria.”
  • Another paper suggested by Dr. Gilman:  “Boomerang academics:  why we left academia for industry, but then came back.”
  • Still another paper:  “Academia or Industry:  Where Would I Fit In?”
  • A website for the Institute of Food Technologists, with wonderful links and information.
  • A nonspecialist’s introduction to Aspergillus oryzae that makes koji.
  • A review article about the koji mold, Aspergillus oryzae.
  • A conference website devoted to the study of koji and A. oryzae.
  • Dr. Gilman’s LinkedIn profile.

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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