Luxin Wang

Luxin Wang

Luxin Wang, Ph.D.

Position Title
Associate Professor

Food Science and Technology

3210 Robert Mondavi Institute – South

Food Science (2018 - )


Ph.D. University of Missouri, 2009


Dr. Wang’s research lab studies the microbial safety of fresh produce, aquaculture products and animal products. Her program uses conventional microbiological technologies and new precision approaches, such as comparative genomics and metagenomics, to study the behavior of foodborne pathogens and their interactions with the background microbiome. Projects underway aim to advance the understanding of the genetic and environmental factors impacting the dissemination and persistence of antibiotic-resistant zoonotic pathogens. Her lab also studies the efficacy of novel intervention strategies for the control of foodborne pathogens. The goal of her research program is to generate knowledge needed for establishing strategies to manage foodborne pathogens from farm and pond to fork, thus ensuring a safe and sustainable food supply chain.


Awards and Honors

2019: Center for Produce Safety (CPS) - GRABIT Challenge Award