Dr Rhiannon Wallace

PhD UBC, BSc (Hons) UBC
Research Fellow

Biography

Dr Wallace is a research fellow and food microbiologist who previously held an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Dr Wallace will be continuing her work on the NHMRC CampySource study with Prof Martyn Kirk and A/Prof Katie Glass. Dr. Wallace will be collaborating with epidemiologists, mathematical modelers and bioinformaticians to analyze whole genome sequencing data on Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuni. Additionally, Dr. Wallace will continue to review outbreaks of waterborne and foodborne disease in Australia.

Research

Research interests

  • Foodborne disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens
  • Genomics

Publications

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2018. Pseudomonas fluorescens and low-doses of chemicals inhibit postharvest decay of apples in commercial storage. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology

 

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2018. Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for control of Mucor rot of apple during commercial storage and potential modes of action. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 64: 420-431.

 

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2018. Mechanisms of action of three isolates of Pseudomonas fluorescens active against postharvest grey mold decay of apple during commercial storage. Biological Control 117: 13-20.

 

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2017. Postharvest biological control of blue mold of apple by Pseudomonas fluorescens during commercial storage and potential modes of action. Postharvest Biology and Technology 133: 1-11.

 

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2016. Biological control of Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium expansum, and Mucor piriformis on Gala and McIntosh apples using Pseudomonas fluorescens strains. Acta Horticulturae 1144: 113-120.

 

Wallace, R.L., Hirkala, D.L. and Nelson, L.M. 2015. Biological control of postharvest disease in two varieties of British Columbia apples using Pseudomonas fluorescens isolates. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 37(2): 244-245.