Dr. Maryam Ganjavi

Title: 
Lecturer
Office Location: 
Jenkins 328
Phone: 
443-885-4255
Email: 
Maryam.Ganjavi@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. Nutrition & Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park. December 2014
M.S. Food Science & Technology Agricultural Engineering, Azad University, Science & Research Branch. Tehran, Iran.
B.S. Food Science & Technology Agricultural Engineering, Azad University, Science & Research Branch. Tehran, Iran.

Education:

Ph.D. Nutrition & Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park. December 2014
M.S. Food Science & Technology Agricultural Engineering, Azad University, Science & Research Branch. Tehran, Iran.
B.S. Food Science & Technology Agricultural Engineering, Azad University, Science & Research Branch. Tehran, Iran.

Dr. Ganjavi has published research in a few areas. One of her areas of interest is food safety. She studied one of the important applications of biotechnology in the field of food safety. Dr. Ganjavi did research about using luminous bacteria as a biosensing element for detection of Acrylamide, a carcinogen chemical that can be formed in starchy food at high temperature such as French fries. Also, her research was related to the Characterization of the cellular damage mechanism of bacteria caused by Acrylamide. Dr. Ganjavi also studied the effects of food processing on the safety of final products. She did research about the assessment of process effects on the amount of heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium in canned tuna fish.

Currently, her research is focused on the relationship between diet and cancer.

Besides doing research, teaching has always been her great passion. Before joining Morgan State University, Dr. Ganjavi had several years of experience in teaching different Nutrition and Food science courses inside and outside of the United States.

Maryam Ganjavi, Hamid Ezzatpanah, Mohammad Hadi Givianrad, Akbar Shams. "Effect of canned tuna fish processing steps on lead and cadmium contents of Iranian tuna fish" Food Chemistry, 118(1): 525-528 (2010).

Maryam Ganjavi, Y. Martin Lo. Characterization of the DNA damage mechanism of acrylamide on bioluminescent Escherichia coli carrying recA lux reporter plasmid. June 2014.Finalist in the IFT Biotechnology Division: Graduate student research paper Competition, New Orleans, LA.

Maryam Ganjavi, Y. Martin Lo. Effects of cell age and dose response on E. coli bioluminescence as a stress fingerprinting method for acrylamide detection, June 2013. Finalist in the IFT Biotechnology Division: Graduate student research paper Competition, Chicago, IL.

Maryam Ganjavi, Y. Martin Lo. Characterization of the cellular damage mechanism of acrylamide by bioluminescence stress fingerprinting. June 2012. Finalist in the IFT Biotechnology Division: Graduate student research paper Competition, Las Vegas, NV.