Dr. Daraba is Associate professor at University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania and Research Associate at Iowa State University, USA. She holds a PhD and MSc from University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania. Dr. Daraba was a Norman Bourlaug/USAID Fellow at University of Kentucky, USA, and a postdoctoral fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki funded by the Greek Government. Her area of expertise is food safety and quality, and HACCP in food industry and food service units. She works extensively in reviewing for scientific journals and national interest projects (Meat Science journal-USA; Graduate Women in Science Fellowships-USA; Action “Cooperation 2011”- Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning & Religious Affairs – Greece). Dr. Daraba organized several international workshops and webinars in the area of food safety and HACCP held in the USA, Romania, and Haiti. She was a food safety and HACCP trainer for Haitian food processors under USAID/FAVACA/PADF project. She authored and co-authored books and book chapters, research publications, and scientific presentations in the area of food safety and quality, foodborne pathogens control using non-thermal technologies and natural antimicrobials, and HACCP.
Agriculture, Food Technology