Advisor: Technology Development
Dr. Erin Carruthers, scientific consultant, has been part of CERTUS since 2015. Dr. Carruthers advises on core technological principals of the surface enhanced raman spectroscopic (SERS) principles of measurement as they related to the proprietary micro-simplicity process of detecting pathogens during the initial enrichment phase on a continuous basis. Dr. Carruthers spent five years as the Assay Development Leader on the original team who developed the proprietary technology at Becton Dickinson (BD) Technologies. Throughout her career, she has been a Postdoctoral Scientist at Duke University and BD Technologies. She holds one patent and has been published in several scientific journals, most notably in the International Journal of Food Microbiology for co-authoring the paper “Real-time pathogen monitoring during enrichment: a novel nanotechnology-based approach to food safety testing”. In 2016 Dr. Carruthers founded Carruthers Consulting, LLC. Dr. Carruthers obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from William & Mary and her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Texas.
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