Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D. was appointed to our Scientific Advisory Board in December 2020. Dr. Wiedmann received a veterinary degree and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, and a Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University, where he currently is the Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety. His research interests focus on farm-to-table microbial food quality and food safety and the application of molecular tools and quantitative and modelling approaches to study the transmission of foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms, with a particular interest in Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. His team has published over 350 peer reviewed publications, which have been cited over15,000 times. Dr. Wiedmann has served as major advisor for 36 Ph.D. students (24 completed) as well as 22 MS and MPS (20 completed) students. His former students are employed in industry, government, and academia across the world, with many in leadership positions. He and his team are also regularly asked to help industry across the world with a range of microbial food safety and quality challenges. Dr. Wiedmann is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He received the Young Scholars award from the American Dairy Science Association in 2002, the Samuel Cate Prescott Award from the Institute of Food Technologists’ in 2003, the International Life Science Institute North America Future Leaders Award in 2004, and the American Meat Institute Foundation Scientific Achievement Award in 2011.