Lynn McMullen, PhD, MSc, BSc

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

food microbiology food safety


*** Dr. McMullen is not accepting any new staff or students as she has retired. ***


PhD, Food Microbiology, University of Alberta

Job/Research Area 

Food Microbiology


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Areas of interest include the use of lactic acid bacteria as biopreservatives in food systems, microbial ecology and its effects on sensory quality of foods, and detection of pathogens. Currently, the use of lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocins as biopreservatives for controlling the growth of foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes in packaged food is being investigated. Teaching responsibilities include food microbiology, food safety and food fermentation.

Featured Publications

P. Zhang, P. Ward, L.M. McMullen, X. Yang

Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2020 January; 10.1111/lam.13236

Dammika P. Manage, Jana Lauzon, Christina M. Jones, Patrick J. Ward, Linda M. Pilarski, Patrick M. Pilarski, Lynn M. McMullen

BMC Microbiology. 2019 December; 10.1186/s12866-019-1541-4

Hunt, D., C. Figley, D.P. Manage, J. Lauzon, R. Figley, L.M. Pilarski, L.M. McMullen, and P.M. Pilarski.

PLoS One .. 2018 January; 13 ((5)):e0197100

Fang, Y., R.G. Mercer, L.M. McMullen and M.G Gänzle.

Appl. Environ. Microbiol.. 2018 January; 83

Roy, B.C., B. Walker, M.M. Rahman, H.L. Bruce and L.M. McMullen.

Meat Science. 2018 January; 146

Balay, D.R., M.G. Gänzle, and L.M. McMullen.

Frontiers in Microbiology. 2018 January; 9

Oh, E., L. Chui, J. Bae, V. Li, A. Ma, S.K. Mutschall, E. Taboada, L.M. McMullen, B. Jeon.

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2018 January; 24

Hu, Z., D.R. Balay, Y. Hu, L.M. McMullen, M.G. Gänzle.

International Journal of Food Microbiology. 2018 January; 290

Teixeira, J., L. Repková, MG. Gänzle, and L.M. McMullen.

Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1979. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01979. 2018 January;

Aceo, J.Z., C.I. Romero, S.T. Miyata, A.H. Blane, L.M. McMullen, J.C. Vederas and M.J. VanBelkum.

Genome Announc.. 2018 January; 5 (40):e01131-17

Zhang, L.X., D.J. Simpson, L.M. McMullen and M.G. Gänzle.

Viruses. 2018 January; Viruses 10

Mercer, R. B.D. Walker, X. Yang, L.M. McMullen, M.G. Gänzle.

Food Microbiol.. 2017 January; 64

Mercer, R., O. Nguyen, Q. Ou, L.M. McMullen, and M.G. Gänzle.

83. 2017 January;

Oh, E., L.M. McMullen, L. Chui, B. Jeon.

8. 2017 January; 954

Liu, X., P. Miller, U. Basu, L.M. McMullen.

Food Microbiol.. 2017 January; 63

Balay, D.R, R.V. Dangeti, K. Kaur, L.M. McMullen.

Int. J. Food Microbiol.. 2017 January; (255):25-31

Teixeira, J.S., M. B. Maier, P. Miller, M Gänzle, L.M. McMullen.

Eur. Food Res. Technol.. 2016 January;

Rajagopal, S., L.M. McMullen, C.O. Gill, X. Yang.

Food Res. Int.. 2016 January; 87

Li, H., R. Garcia-Hernandez, D. Driedger, L.M. McMullen, M. Gänzle.

Food Microbiol.. 2016 January; 57

Kaur, K., O. Tarassova, R.V. Dangeti, S. Azmi, D. Wishart, L.M. McMullen, M. Stiles.

FEMS Microbiol. Lett.. 2016 January;

Liu, Y., A. Gill, L.M. McMullen and M.G. Gänzle.

Can. J. of Microbiol.. 2015 January; 61

Oh, E., L.M. McMullen and B. Jeon.

Front. Microbiol.. 2015 January; 6

Li, J., J.L. Chaytor, B. Findlay, L.M. McMullen, D.C Smith, J.C. Vederas.

J. Agric. Food Chem.. 2015 January; 63

Oh E, L.M. McMullen, B. Jeon.

Front. Microbiol.. 2015 January; 6

Mercer, R.G., J. Zheng, R. Garcia-Hernandez, M.G. Gänzle, L.M. McMullen.

6. 2015 January; 932

Liu, Y., A. Gill, L.M. McMullen and M.G. Gänzle.

J. Food Protect.. 2015 January; 78

Garcia-Hernandez, R., L.M. McMullen and M.G. Gänzle.

Int. J. Food Microbiol.. 2015 January; 205

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