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Beilei Ge PhD.

Beilei Ge, PhD
Beilei Ge PhD.

Division of Animal and Food Microbiology


Beilei Ge obtained her PhD in food science/food microbiology from the University of Maryland. She served as a faculty member in the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University for seven years (2004–2011).

In September 2011, Dr. Ge joined FDA as a research microbiologist.


Dr. Ge’s research at FDA/CVM focuses on food and feed safety microbiology, including

  • developing rapid, sensitive, and specific molecular methods for Salmonella detection in animal feed and pet food
  • conducting surveillance studies to characterize the contamination, genotypes, and antimicrobial susceptibility of foodborne pathogens and indicator organisms in feed
  • investigating the development and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens.

Select Publications

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. 2019. Multi-laboratory validation of a loop- mediated isothermal amplification method for screening Salmonella in animal food. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:562.

Domesle KJ, Yang Q, Hammack TS, Ge B. 2018. Validation of a Salmonella loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay in animal food. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 264:63-76.

Ge B, Domesle KJ, Yang Q, Young SR, Rice-Trujillo CL, Bodeis Jones SM, Gaines SA, Keller MW, Li X, Pineiro SA, Whitney BM, Harbottle HC, Gilbert JM. 2017. Effects of low concentrations of erythromycin, penicillin, and virginiamycin on bacterial resistance development in vitro. Scientific Reports. 7:11017.

Yang Q, Domesle KJ, Wang F, Ge B. 2016. Rapid detection of Salmonella in food and feed by coupling loop-mediated isothermal amplification with bioluminescent assay in real-time. BMC Microbiology. 16:112.

Ge B, LaFon PC, Carter PJ, McDermott SD, Abbott J, Glenn A, Ayers SL, Friedman SL, Paige JC, Wagner DD, Zhao S, McDermott PF, Rasmussen MA. 2013. Retrospective analysis of Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and Enterococcus in animal feed ingredients. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 10:684-91.

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