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Photo of Richard J. BeckerRichard J. Becker

assistant chair, director of business and operations

Fields of Interest

  • Bacteriocinogeny
  • thermophilic bacteriology
  • aquatic microbiology
  • computing integration in biology curricula

Representative Publications

Restaino, L., E. W. Frampton, W.C. Lionberg, and R. J. Becker. 2006. A Chromogenic Plating Medium for the Isolation and Identification of Enterobacter Sakazakii from Foods, Food Ingredients and Environmental Sources. Journal of Food Protection. Vol 69, N2, pp. 315-322.

Frieders, D., Y. Ranganathan, R. Becker, R. Meganathan; 2006. Methylotetracoccus bentleyi gen. nov., sp. nov., A Novel Facultative Methylotroph. Abstr. Ann. Meet. Amer. Soc. Microbiol. Submitted.

Restaino, L., E.W. Frampton, W.C. Lionberg, and R.J. Becker. 2005. New Chromogenic Plating Medium for the Isolation and Identification of Enterobacter sakazakii. Abstr. Ann. Meet. International Association of Food and Milk Sanitarians (IAFMS).

Saffaei, S.M., R.J. Becker and M.J. Starzyk. 1996. Enhanced recovery of Staphylococci in water. Abstr. Ann. Meet. Amer. Soc. Microbiol. Q401. p

 

Degrees

Ph.D., 1991, Northern Illinois University

M.S., 1983, Northern Illinois University

B.S., 1981, Northern Illinois University

Contact

Richard J. Becker
rjbecker@niu.edu
(815) 753-3307,
Office: Rm 110A
Montgomery Hall
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115