- Associate Professor, Meat Science
- Room 310 Kleberg
- (979) 845-3565
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Biology and Pharmacy, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
- Specialty Diploma in Sanitary Microbiology, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Food Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
- Ph.D. Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University
Dr. Alejandro Castillo is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science. He is also Chair of the Graduate Faculty of Food Science.
Dr. Castillo’s research interests include the development of control measures for minimizing and reducing pathogens in fresh and fresh-cut food products, the bacterial reduction on beef and pork products and fresh produce by sanitizing rinses and the use of electron beam irradiation for food safety purposes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored six book chapters and has published two books as editor. He teaches the graduate course in Microbiology of Foods and co-teaches the HACCP stacked course.
Dr. Castillo has been a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Food Protection and was the Texas A&M representative on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Food Safety and Security until the dissolution of this Alliance in 2010. He is an active member of the International Association for Food Protection and the Mexico Association for Food Protection. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.