Thais De Melo Ramos

Thais De Melo Ramos

Thais De Melo Ramos, Ph.D.

Position Title
Associate Specialist

Food Science and Technology



Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, 2017-2020
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, 2015-2017
Ph.D., Federal University of Lavras, 2013
Master’s, Federal University of Lavras, 2010


Dr. Ramos earned her Master’s degree (2010) and her Ph.D. (2013) in Food Sciences from the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil. Dr. Ramos has over 6 years of experience in applied research and extension in microbial food safety. Dr. Ramos’ research is focused on microbial food safety emphasizing the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables. More specifically, she has focused on understanding transmission, survival and risks associated with foodborne pathogens and other pathogenic microorganisms such as foodborne viruses as they relate to fresh produce safety.