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Dr. Joshua Gurtler
After 13 years of college, Doyon Foundation student Joshua Gurtler became Dr. Joshua Gurtler. Dr. Gurtler earned his Ph.D., specializing in the study of food microbiology, from the University of Georgia in 2006.

Prior to pursuing his doctorate degree, Dr. Gurtler earned his M.S. degree, specializing in food microbiology, from Auburn University in 2001. Currently, Dr. Gurtler is a postdoctoral research associate in the department of food science and technology at the University of Georgia.

During the course of his education, Dr. Gurtler has been honored with several awards. His research into bacterial contamination in infant formula earned him first place in the 2006 Georgia Association for Food Protection Young Investigators Competition, and his work relating to the control of salmonella in eggs earned him third place in the 2000 Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum. Dr. Gurtler also has 49 publications, including 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 22 abstracts and proceedings, and three book chapters.

Dr. Gurtler credits Doyon Foundation for their continued support during his education.

“The Doyon Foundation has been a source of financial and moral support for me during the past 13 years of college. I am currently exploring ways I can repay our organization and our people for their generous contributions to my education,” he said.