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Michelle Sandau


Michelle joined AFB International in February 2011 as a member of the Basic Research team. During her time at AFB, Michelle has assisted in creating the vast research program in place today, as well as created the layout and plan for the Basic Research laboratory at AFB’s Lovejoy Research Center at its headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri, USA.

At any given time, Michelle is involved in executing several projects using her knowledge of basic pet taste mechanisms. Her first-hand technical insights are valuable in developing innovative technologies and assisting with customer needs. Michelle received her PhD in immunology from the University of Minnesota and has more than 10 years of academic training focusing on the immune system and how human bodies respond to various threats. 

Away from work, Michelle likes to spend time with her husband and chase after her two young children and cat. She enjoys reading, practicing yoga and experimenting in the kitchen.