Jerry Lopez

The University of Arizona
School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Assistant Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development-STEM
Assistant Professor

Dr. Lopez’s current research focuses on food safety, water quality and transmission of pathogens in indoor environments. The detection of viruses and bacteria in environmental water samples (lakes and rivers used for recreation, agriculture irrigation systems, potable distribution systems) and fresh produce such as leafy greens is critical to reducing the risk to humans from contact with fresh produce and contaminated water.