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Beilei Ge PhD.

Beilei Ge, PhD
Beilei Ge PhD.

Division of Animal and Food Microbiology


Dr. Beilei Ge is a research microbiologist in the Division of Animal and Food Microbiology at the Office of Research. She joined FDA in 2011 after serving as a faculty member in the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University for seven years (2004–2011). Dr. Ge received her Master of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from the Ocean University of China in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Food Science/Food Microbiology from the University of Maryland in 2002. Her research has been focused on addressing microbial food and feed safety issues in support of CVM’s regulatory missions.


  • Developing rapid, reliable, and robust pathogen detection methods in animal food
  • Evaluating mitigation strategies for pathogen control in animal food
  • Characterizing phenotypic and genotypic traits of foodborne pathogens and indicator organisms in animal food
  • Investigating dynamics of antimicrobial resistance development in foodborne bacteria

Select Publications

Ge B, Domesle KJ, Gaines SA, Lam C, Bodeis Jones SM, Yang Q, Ayers SL, McDermott, PF. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Indicator Organisms Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. Isolated from U.S. Animal Food, 2005-2011. Microorganisms. 2020 July 15;8(7):E1048. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8071048. PMID: 32679763.

Domesle KJ, Young SR, Yang Q, Ge B. Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Screening Salmonella in Animal Food and Confirming Salmonella from Culture Isolation. J Vis Exp. 2020 May 20;(159). doi: 10.3791/61239. PMID: 32510493.

Ge B, Domesle KJ, Yang Q, Hammack TS, Wang SS, Deng X, Hu L, Zhang G, Hu Y, Lai X, Chou KX, Dollete JR, Hirneisen KA, La SP, Richter RS, Rai DR, Yousefvand AA, Park PK, Wu CH, Eames T, Kiang D, Sheng J, Wu D, Hahn L, Ledger L, Logie C, You Q, Slavic D, Cai H, Ayers SL, Young SR, Pamboukian R. Multi-Laboratory Validation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method for Screening Salmonella in Animal Food. Front Microbiol. 2019 Mar 28;10:562. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00562. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30984125.

Yang Q, Domesle KJ, Ge B. Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Salmonella Detection in Food and Feed: Current Applications and Future Directions. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jun;15(6):309-331. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2018.2445. PMID: 29902082.

Ge B, Domesle KJ, Yang Q, Young SR, Rice-Trujillo CL, Bodeis Jones SM, Gaines SA, Keller MW, Li X, Piñeiro SA, Whitney BM, Harbottle HC, Gilbert JM. Effects of Low Concentrations of Erythromycin, Penicillin, and Virginiamycin on Bacterial Resistance Development in vitro. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 8;7(1):11017. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09593-4. PMID: 28887450.

Contact Information
Beilei Ge
+1 (240) 402-5452
+1 (301) 210-4685
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