Research in food microbiology and safety
Undergraduate and graduate teaching and research advising
Developing methods for rapid and sensitive pathogen detections and pathogen inactivation; Developing and validating practical strategies to improve microbial safety in composting process control and handling; Biological control of Salmonella and hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria in rendering processing environment; Applying nutraceutical food products to control human pathogen Helicobacter pylori infection in vitro or in vivo; Studying antimicrobial resistance in commensal and pathogenic microbes
Yang, H., L. Qu, Y. Lin, Y. Sun, and X. Jiang. 2007. Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in biofilms using immunonanoparticles. J. Biomed. Nanotech. 3:131-138.
Yang, H., L. Qu, A.Wimbrow, X. Jiang and Y.-P. Sun. 2007. Enhancing antimicrobial activity of lysozyme against Listeria monocytogenes using immunonanoparticles. J. Food Prot. 70:1844-1849.
Shepherd, M., P. Liang, M. Doyle, and X. Jiang. 2007. Survival of avirulent Escherichia coli O157:H7 during composting on the field. J. Food Prot. 70:2708-2716.
Yang, H., L. Qu, A.N. Wimbrow, Y. Sun, and X. Jiang. 2007. Rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes by nanoparticle-based immunomagnetic separation and real-time PCR. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 118:132-138.
Brown, J.C., G. Huang, V. Haley-Zitlin, and X. Jiang. 2009. Antibacterial effects of grape extracts on Helicobacter pylori in vitro. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:848-852.
Kim, J., M.W. Shepherd, and X. Jiang. 2009. Evaluating the effect of environmental factors on pathogen regrowth in dairy compost extract. Microb. Ecol. 58:498-508.
Shepherd, M, R. Singh, J. Kim, and X. Jiang. 2010. Effect of heat-shock treatment on the survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enteric Typhimurium in dairy manure co-composted with vegetable wastes under field conditions. BioResources Technology 101:5407-5413.
Heringa, S., J. Kim, X. Jiang, M.P. Doyle, and M.C. Erickson. 2010. Biological control of Salmonella spp. in compost using a bacteriophage cocktail. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(15):5327-5332
Heringa, S., J. Kim, M.W. Shepherd Jr., R. Singh, and X. Jiang. 2010. The presence of antibiotic resistance and integrons in commensal Escherichia coli isolated from compost. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease. 7(11):1297-1304.
Brown, J.C., J. Wang, L. Kasman, X. Jiang, and V. Haley-Zitlin. Antimicrobial activities of muscadine grape skin and quercetin against Helicobacter pylori infection in mice. J. Applied Microbiol. (in press)
Food and Dairy Microbiology, MICRO 407/607
Microbiological aspects of food systems: pathogenic, spoilage and fermentative food microorganisms, FDSC 812