Jill Roberts, Ph.D.
Education and History
Came to USF
B.S. Indiana University, 1996
M.P.H. University of South Florida, 1998
M.S. University of Texas, 2003
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2006
My research interests are in the use of molecular techniques such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and other DNA-based methods to characterize microorganisms from sources such as foods, clinicial samples, environmental samples and others. The goal of these projects is to corrrelate the molecular data with epidemiological information about the bacteria tested including likely source of contamination, associated disease, antibiotic resistance, etc.