Dr. Robert's 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.