Mary Ellen Sanders, Ph.D.
- Dairy & Food Culture Technologies
Professional Interests: Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders' professional activities focus on providing evidence-based guidance to food and dietary supplement companies on the role of probiotics in human health (www.mesanders.com). She advises on scientific substantiation of probiotic claims, product development and safety of probiotics. She also works with several non-profit organizations (including ISAPP, FAO/WHO, USP, ILSI-North America and World Gastroenterology Organisation) to provide information on probiotics for consumers and professionals. She has an extensive written (over 110 peer reviewed publications), oral and video record, including a website, www.usprobiotics.org.
Additional Positions: Executive Science Officer, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (www.ISAPPscience.org), an organization dedicated to advancing the science of probiotics and prebiotics
Education: BS, Food Science, University of California – Davis 1977
MS, Food Science, North Carolina State University 1980
PhD, Food Science with emphasis in microbiology, North Carolina State