Dr. Jianghong Meng is the Director of Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3), and a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Dr. Meng has extensive research experience in food safety, with over 230 publications. His scientific research interests include the development of identification and characterization methods for foodborne pathogens, and the use of whole-genome sequencing to answer pressing epidemiologic issues related to the source and risk factors contributing to foodborne illness.
Dr. Meng is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a Fellow of the International Association for Food Protection. He has served on numerous national and international advisory committees including the National Academy of Science's Committees on Food safety, the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, and Asia Pacific Economic Corporation’s Food Safety Partnership Training Institute Network.
Dr. Meng received his veterinary medicine degree from Sichuan Agricultural University in China, and Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis.