Experimental Design and Statistics for Microbiology Workshop


Nancy Ostiguy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Penn State University

Nancy Ostiguy (Ph.D. Cornell; M.P.H., UC Berkeley) is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Penn State and has been conducting research on pollinators for the past 14 years. She has been teaching introductory graduate biostatistics for more than 15 years. Her diverse array of publications, ranging from pollinator epidemiology and virus infections in Gypsy moths to pathogen reduction in meat and spore destruction using non-contact ultrasound, is a result of her statistical background. Other courses she has taught include epidemiology, toxicology, introductory entomology, and general education science courses for non-science majors (environmental science & insect appreciation).

Selected publications:

Ostiguy, N., B. Eitzer. Overwintered Brood Comb Honey: Colony Exposure to Pesticide Residues. Journal of Apicultural Research (accepted).

Yoder, S. F., W.R. Henning, E.W. Mills,, S. Doores, N. Ostiguy, Cutter C.N.  2012. Investigation of Chemical Rinses Suitable for Very Small Meat Plants to Reduce Pathogens on Beef Surfaces. Journal of Food Protection 75(1): 14-21.

Hoover, K., A. Uzunovic, B. Gething, A. Dale, K. Leung, N. Ostiguy, J.J. Janowiak. 2010. Lethal temperature for pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilius, in infested wood using microwave energy. Journal of Nematology 42(2):101-110.

Yoder, S. F., Henning, W.R., Mills, E.W., Doores S., Ostiguy N., Cutter C.N.  2010. Investigation of water washes suitable for very small meat plants to eliminate pathogens from inoculated beef surfaces, Journal of Food Protection 73(5):907-915.