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Xiuping Jiang

Professor
Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department

Office: 228A LSF
Phone: 864-656-6932
Fax: 8646560331

Email: xiuping@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Food Microbiology
University of Maryland 1996

M.S. Food Science
Ocean University of China 1987

B.S. Food Science
Ocean University of China 1984

 Courses Taught

Food and Dairy Microbiology (MICRO 4070/4071, 6070/6071)
Microbiological aspects of food systems: pathogenic, spoilage and fermentative food microorganisms (FDSC 8120)

 Profile

Xiuping Jiang is a Professor in Food Microbiology at the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, and a joint appointment with Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Food Science/Food Microbiology from the Ocean University of China, her Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from the University of Maryland, and her postdoctoral training at the Center for Food Safety, the University of Georgia.

Dr. Jiang is interested in understanding how the foodborne pathogens persist in food and pre-harvest environment, and developing the strategies to detect and control these pathogens. Her current research explores the effect of environmental factors on pathogen inactivation during composting, validates pathogen inactivation for thermally treated chicken litter, evaluates the role of compost or other organic fertilizers in the microbiological safety of fresh produce production, develops bacteriophage-based biological approaches to eradicate Salmonella biofilms, and detects and disinfects human norovirus on environmental surfaces.

Dr. Jiang has published more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles. She served as South Carolina branch President for both International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and a president-elect for Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America (CAFPNA).

 Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how the foodborne pathogens persist in food and pre-harvest environment, and developing the strategies to detect and control these pathogens. My current research explores the effect of environmental factors on pathogen inactivation during composting, validates pathogen inactivation for thermally treated chicken litter, evaluates the role of compost or other organic fertilizers in the microbiological safety of fresh produce production, develops bacteriophage-based biological approaches to eradicate Salmonella biofilms, detects and disinfects human norovirus on environmental surfaces.

 Publications

Yeargin, T., D. Buckley, A. Fraser, and X. Jiang. 2016. The survival and inactivation of enteric viruses on soft surfaces: A systematic review of the literature. American Journal of Infection Control (in press)

Jiang, X. 2016. Prevalence and characterization of Salmonella in rendered animal meals collected from rendering operations. J. Food Prot. (in press)

Wang, H., Z. Chen, and X. Jiang. 2016. Rapid and sensitive detection of non-O157 shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in dairy compost by an optimized culturing method. J. Food Prot. 79:413-420.

Yeargin, T., A. Fraser, G. Huang, and X. Jiang. 2015. Recovery and inactivation of human norovirus surrogates on soft porous surfaces. J. Food Prot. (in press)

Chen, Z., H. Wang, C. Ionita, F. Luo and X. Jiang. 2015. Effect of Chicken Litter Storage Time and Ammonia Content on Thermal Resistance of Desiccation-Adapted Salmonella spp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(19): 6883-6889. Doi:10.1128/AEM.01876-15

Singh, R. and X. Jiang.2015. Expression of stress and virulence genes in Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh dairy compost. J. Food Prot. 78:31-41.

Chen, Z. J. Diao, M. Dharmasena, C. Ionita, and X. Jiang. 2013. Thermal inactivation of desiccation-adapted Salmonella spp. in aged chicken litter. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(22):7013-7020.

Brown, J.C., and X. Jiang. 2013. Activities of muscadine grape skin and polyphenolic constituents against Helicobacter pylori. J. Applied Microbiol. 114(4):982-91. doi: 10.1111/jam.12129.

Kim, J., C.M. Miller, M.W. Shepherd, X. Liu, and X. Jiang. 2011. Impact of indigenous microorganisms on Escherichia coli O157:H7 growth in cured compost. BioResources Technology. 102:9619-9625.

Shepherd, M, R. Singh, J. Kim, X. Jiang, and M. Doyle, and M. Erickson. 2011. Evaluation of Physical Coverings Used To Control Escherichia coli O157:H7 at the Compost Heap Surface. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77:5044-5049.

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.

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. Use of a Mixture of Bacteriophages for Biological Control of Salmonella enterica Strains in Compost. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(15):5327-5332 (doi:10.1128/AEM.00075-10)

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.

Yang, H., H. Li, and X. Jiang. 2008. Detection of foodborne pathogens using bioconjugated nanomaterials. Microfluidics Nanofluidics. 5(5):571-583(13) (DOI 10.1007/s10404-008-0302-8)