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.
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.
Yang Q, Wang F, Jones KL, Meng J, Prinyawiwatkul W, Ge B. 2015. Evaluation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification for the rapid, reliable, and robust detection of Salmonella in produce. Food Microbiology. 46:485–93.
Yang Q, Wang F, Prinyawiwatkul W, Ge B. 2014. Robustness of Salmonella loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays for food applications. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 116:81–8.
Wang F, Yang Q, Qu Y, Meng J, Ge B. 2014. Evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification suite for the rapid, reliable, and robust detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in produce. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80:2516–25.
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.
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