Si Hong Park

Dr. Si Hong Park, Assistant Professor
Food Science and Technology
Assistant Professor

B.S. 2004 - Kyung Hee University, Food Science and Technology
M.S. 2006 - Kyung Hee University, Food Science and Biotechnology
Ph.D. 2013 - University of Arkansas, Cell and Molecular Biology
Post-doctoral Associate - 2013-2017 - University of Arkansas

Professional Activities
International Association for Food Protection, American Society for Microbiology

Research Interests: 

My goal is developing a food safety program included genomics, metagenomics (microbiome and whole genome sequencing) and transcriptomics based on a next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Research is focusing on the detection, identification and control of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter and E. coli from farms to forks using various molecular techniques. Currently, I am working on microbiome sequencing in gastrointestinal tracts of humans, food animals (poultry and cattle), catfish and experimental animals to evaluate the microbial diversity in the presence of food and feed supplements (prebiotics, probiotics and antimicrobials) and/or foodborne pathogen challenge.


Representative Publications

Kim SA, Park SH, Knueven C, Basel R, Ricke SC. A decontamination approach using a combination of bisulfate of soda and peracetic acid against Listeria innocua inoculated on whole apples. Food Control, 84:106-110, 2018

Park SH, Kim SA, Lee SI, Christensen K, and Ricke SC. Effect of commercial prebiotic on gastrointestinal microbial population and growth performance of broilers, PloS ONE, 12(8): e0182805, 2017

Park SH, Kim SA, Lee SI, Roto S, Rubinelli P, Pavlidis H, McIntyre D, and Ricke SC. Original XPCTM effect on Salmonella Typhimurium and cecal microbiota from three different ages of broiler chickens when incubated in an anaerobic in vitro culture system. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 1070, 2017

Park SH*, Kim SA*, Rubinelli P, Roto S, Ricke SC, Microbial compositional changes in broiler chicken cecal contents challenged with Salmonella vaccine strains (*co–first author). Vaccine. 35: 3204-3208. 2017

Rubinelli P, Kim SA, Park SH, Roto S, Ricke SC, Sodium bisulfate and a sodium bisulfate tannin mixture decreases pH when added to an in vitro incubated poultry cecal or fecal contents while reducing Salmonella Typhimurium marker strain survival and altering the microbiome. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B. 52(8): 607-615, 2017

Kim SA, Park SH, Lee SI, Ricke SC. Development of a rapid method to quantify Salmonella Typhimurium using a combination of MPN with qPCR and a shortened time incubation. Food Microbiology, 65:7-18, 2017

Kim SA, Park SH*, Lee SI, Owens C, Ricke SC*. Assessment of individual chicken carcass microbiome responses during processing in the presence of commercial antimicrobials using an NGS approach, Scientific Reports, 7: 43354, *co-corresponding author, 2017

Park SH*, Roto S*, Pavlidis H, McIntyre D, Striplin K, Brammer L, and Ricke SC. Effects of feeding XPC to broilers with a live coccidiosis-vaccine under industry conditions: Part 2 cecal microbiota analysis, Poultry Science, 96: 2400-2411, 2017, *Co-first author

Roto S*, Park SH*, Lee SI, Kaldhone P, Pavlidis H, Frankenbach S, McIntyre D, Striplin K, Brammer L, and Ricke SC. Effects of feeding original XPCTM to broilers with a live coccidiosis-vaccine under industry conditions: Part 1 growth performance and Salmonella inhibition, Poultry Science, 96: 1831-1837, 2017, *equally contribution

Park SH, Perrotta A, Hanning I, Diaz-Sanchez S, Pendleton S, Alm E and Ricke SC. Pasture flock chicken cecal microbiome responses to prebiotics and plum fiber feed amendments, Poultry Science, 96: 1820-1830, 2017

Jarvis N, O’Bryan C, Dawoud T, Park SH, Kwon YM, Crandall P, and Ricke SC. An overview of Salmonella thermal destruction during food processing and preparation, Food Control, 68: 280-290, 2016

Park SH, Lee SI and Ricke SC. Microbial populations in naked neck chicken ceca raised on pasture flock fed with commercial yeast cell wall prebiotics via an Illumina sequencing platform, PloS ONE, 11(3): e0151944, 2016

Sanad Y, Johnson K, Park SH, Han J, Deck J, Foley S, Kenney B, Ricke SC, and Nayak R, Molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from a turkey production facility in the absence of selective antimicrobial pressure, Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases, 13(2): 80-87, 2016

Baker C, Park SH, Kim SA, Rubinelli P, Roto S, Lee SI, Ramsaroop S, Miller M, and Ricke SC. Formalin-fixed cells as an internal standard approach for the detection and quantitative assessment of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Food Control, 62: 76-82, 2016

Park SH, Dowd S, McReynolds J, Byrd J, Nisbet D, and Ricke SC, Evaluation of feed grade sodium bisulfate impact on gastrointestinal tract microbiota ecology in broilers via a pyrosequencing platform, Poultry Science, 94: 3040-3047, 2016

Rubibelli P, Lee SI, Roto S, Park SH, and Ricke SC, Regulated expression of virulence gene mviN provides protective immunity and colonization control of Salmonella in poultry, Vaccine, 33: 5365-5370, 2015

Baker C, Rubinelli P, Park SH, and Ricke SC. Immuno-based detection of Shiga toxin-producing pathogenic Escherichia coli in food - A review on current approaches and potential strategies for optimization, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 42(4): 656-675, 2015

Park SH, and Ricke SC. Development of multiplex PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Salmonella genus, Salmonella subspecies I, Salm. Enteritidis, Salm. Heidelberg and Salm. Typhimurium, Journal of Applied and Microbiology, 118: 152-160, 2015

Park SH, Aydin M, Khatiwara A, Dolan M, Gilmore D, Bouldin J, Ahn S, and Ricke SC. Current and emerging technologies for rapid detection and characterization of Salmonella in poultry and poultry products, Food Microbiology, 38: 250-262, 2014

Park SH, Hanning I, Perrota A, Bench B, Alm E, and Ricke. SC Modifying the gastrointestinal ecology in alternatively raised poultry and the potential for molecular and metabolomics assessment, Poultry Science, 92: 546-561, 2013

Park SH, Biswas D, Lingbeck J, Koo OK, and Ricke SC. Enhancement of chicken macrophage cytokine response to Salmonella Typhimurium when combined with bacteriophage P22, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 339 (2): 137-144, 2013

Park SH, Jarquin R, Hanning I, Almeida G, and Ricke SC. Detection of Salmonella spp. survival and virulence in poultry feed by targeting the hilA gene, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 111(2): 426-432, 2011

Park SH, Hanning I, Jarquin R, Moore Jr P, Donoghue D, Donoghue A, and Ricke SC. Multiplex PCR assay for the detection and quantification of Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella serotypes in water samples, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 316(1): 7-15, 2011

Kim HJ, Si Hong Park, Lee TH, Nahm BH, Kim YR and Kim HY. Microarray detection of foodborne pathogens using specific probes prepared by comparative genomics, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 24: 238-246, 2008

Park SH, Kim HJ, Kim JH and Kim HY. Simultaneous detection and identification of Bacillus cereus group bacteria using multiplex PCR, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 17(7): 1177-1182, 2007

Kim HJ, Park SH and Kim HY. Comparison of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2 and Non-LT2 Salmonella genomic sequence, and genotyping of salmonellae by using PCR, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72: 6142-6151, 2006

Kim HJ, Park SH, Lee TH, Nahm BH, Chung YH, Seo KH and Kim HY. Identification of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium using specific PCR primers obtained by comparative genomics in Salmonella serovars, Journal of Food Protection, 69(7): 1653-1661, 2006

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