Xiuping Jiang


Contact Information

Phone: 864 656-6932
FAX: 864 656-0331
Email: xiuping@clemson.edu


  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1996
  • M.S. Ocean University of China, 1987
  • B.S. Ocean University of China, 1984

Research Interests

  • Detecting foodborne pathogens, such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, STEC, Salmonella, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus, and so on, in environment
  • Biological control of foodborne pathogens
  • Fresh produce safety, esp. on understanding how the foodborne pathogens persist in the food and pre-harvest environment, and developing strategies to control these pathogens
  • Determining the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in preharvest and dry food products
  • Investigating the molecular mechanisms for preventing Helicobacter pylori colonization by muscadine grapes

Selected Publications


  1. Brown, J.C., and X. Jiang. 2013. Activities of muscadine grape skin and polyphenolic constituents against Helicobacter pylori. J. Applied Microbiol. (in press)
  2. Miller, C., J. Kim, and X. Jiang. 2013. Analysis of indicator microorganisms, foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli, and growth potential for pathogens in various organic fertilizers. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease (in press)
  3. Kim, J., J. Diao, M.W. Shepherd, R. Singh, S. Heringa, C. Gong, and X. Jiang. 2012. Validating thermal inactivation of Salmonella spp. in fresh and aged chicken litter. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.78 (4):1302-1307.
  4. 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.
  5. Liu, X., G. Chao, and X. Jiang. 2011. Control of hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria by enterococci in ground chicken meat.  J. Applied Microbiol. 111:83-92.
  6. 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.  
  7. Brown, J.C., J. Wang, L. Kasman, X. Jiang, and V. Haley-Zitlin. 2011. Antimicrobial activities of muscadine grape skin and quercetin against Helicobacter pylori infection in mice. J. Applied Microbiol. 110 (1): 139-146.
  8. Singh, R., J. Kim, M. Shepherd, F. Luo, and X. Jiang.  2011. Determining Thermal Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Fresh Compost by Simulating Early Phases of the Composting Process. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77:4126-4135.
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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)
  13. 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.
  14. Shepherd, M., P. Liang, M. Doyle, and X. Jiang. 2007. Fate of Escherichia coli O157: H7 during on-farm dairy manure-based composting. J. Food Prot. 70:2708-2716.
  15. Jiang, X., H.Yang, B. Dettman, and M. Doyle. 2006. Analysis of fecal microbial flora in ceftiofur-treated calves for antibiotic resistance. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease. 3(4):355-365.

Recent Courses

  • MICRO 407/607, L407/607: Food and Dairy Microbiology
  • FDSC 812: Microbiological aspects of food systems
  • MICRO 491, FDSC 450: Creative Inquiry

Graduate Students

  • Junshu Diao, M.S.
  • Randhir Singh, Ph.D.
  • Marion Shepherd, M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Joseph Brown, M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Cortney Miller, M.S.
  • Chao Gong, M.S.
  • Andrew Daane, M.S.
  • Spencer Heringa, M.S.
  • Brandon Kinley, Ph.D.
  • Hua Yang, Ph.D.
  • Kavitha Boinappaly, M.S.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • International Association for Food Protection, Carolina Branch, 2006-2007, Secretary
  • Institute of Food Technologists