Yingshu He, Ph.D.

Yingshu He
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IIT

Office: 

Office Room 300A, Bldg. 91, Moffett Campus

Phone: 

708.563.8194

Email: 

Expertise 

Food Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Food Safety

Education 

Ph.D. Microbiology, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.Sc. Microbiology, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.En. Bioengineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

Courses 

Microbiology Laboratory, Teaching Assistant
Biochemistry, Teaching Assistant

Experience 

Food Safety, Food Microbiology, Bacterial Stress Response, Molecular Microbiology, Foodborne Pathogens, Pathogen identification

Research 

Dr. He is a microbiologist with more than six-year industry and academia research experiences in food safety and food microbiology. Her research interests focus on stress response of foodborne bacteria, molecular detection and the mechanisms of bacterial pathogen attachment and internalization. 

Awards 

2011 International Association of Food Protection developing scientist award finalist
2006 Academic Excellence Scholarship Awarded by Harbin Institute of Technology
2005 Academic Excellence Scholarship Awarded by Harbin Institute of Technology

Memberships 

2010 Present Member, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 
2011 Present Member, International Association of Food Protection (IAFP)
2012 Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Publications 

  1. He Y, Li Y, Salazar JK, Yang J, Tortorello ML, Zhang W. Increased Water Activity Reduces Thermal Resistance of Salmonella enterica in Peanut Butter. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 May 31.
  1. He Y, Guo D, Yang J, Tortorello ML, Zhang W. Survival and Heat Resistance of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Peanut Butter. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Dec;77(23):8434-8.