Zoonoses Online Forums: Meet with the Experts

Topic: Intensive animal husbandry and transmission of zoonotic pathogens

Speaker: Lihua Xiao, College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, China

Date: June 8, 2022 19:30 CST; 11.30 UTC

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Speaker Biography

Lihua Xiao is a Professor at South China Agricultural University. He received his PhD and postdoctoral training in the United States and was a Principal Investigator and Research Microbiologist in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA during 1993-2018.

For the last 25 years, he has focused mostly on genetics and genomics, host-pathogen interactions, and molecular epidemiology of foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic parasites, and is mostly noted for his work in Cryptosporidium. He has published over 400 original papers, invited reviews and book chapters, edited several books and special publications. He was an editor of Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2015-2020), and currently serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Microbiology, section editor for Parasitology Research, and editorial board members of several prominent journals in microbiology and parasitology, including Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology, Experimental Parasitology, and One Health. He is a recipient of the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal, American Society of Parasitologists (2012), and one of Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science (2018-2020).