Dr. Dennis Bayrock Appointed Adjunct Professor

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dennis Bayrock as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Animal Science. Dr. Bayrock is the Global Director of Fermentation Research in Phibrochem’s Ethanol Performance Group. He received his B.S. degree in Microbiology at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Microbiology and Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He has over 18 years of practical research and international experience in batch and continuous culture fermentation technology in the fuel ethanol industry.

Dennis served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Microbiology and Food Science at the University of Saskatchewan from 2002-2006, where he was involved in conducting collaborative research, teaching courses (Introduction to Microbiology lecture and lab, Industrial Microbiology, and a graduate course in Fuel Alcohol Technology), and served as co-advisor and committee member for graduate students. He has co-authored numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed scientific and teaching publications, conference proceedings, and popular press articles involving fermentation microbiology and fuel ethanol production. His publications have been cited 2,873 times (from 2000 - 2013) based on the Scopus citation summary. He has also given over 46 presentations at national conferences and ethanol industry workshops. Dr. Bayrock directs the research and development program in PhibroChem’s Ethanol Performance group lab in St. Paul, MN.

Dr. Bayrock will collaborate on a number of research projects involving antibiotic use, inactivation kinetics, risk assessment, and bacterial contamination mitigation strategies in fuel ethanol production with Dr. Jerry Shurson and faculty in the Integrated Animal Systems Biology Team (Drs. Urriola, Saqui-Salces, Chen, and Faulk). Dennis will also participate in the Animal Systems Biology Journal Club and will serve as a mentor for graduate students and committee members. He looks forward to opportunities to engage with undergraduate students and provide guest lectures and seminars in Animal Science and other Departments in CFANS. Dennis plans to be on campus 1 day/week and his office is located in 335e An Sci/Vet Med Bldg. Welcome Dennis!