Dr. Beilei Ge

Research Microbiologist,
Food and Drug Administration

Contact Details

Food and Drug Administration


My research group at the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) focuses on addressing microbial animal food safety issues in support of CVM’s regulatory mission. Specifically, we work on developing rapid, reliable, and robust pathogen detection methods in animal food, characterizing phenotypic and genotypic traits of foodborne pathogens and indicator organisms in animal food, evaluating mitigation strategies for pathogen control in animal food, and investigating mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne bacteria. Our research employs traditional microbiological and molecular methods and newer genomic and metagenomics tools.


University of Maryland
College Park
Ph.D., 2002
Food Microbiology
1997 To 2002

Job History

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Research Microbiologist
Laurel, MD, United States
September 2011 - present

Louisiana State University
Associate Professor
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
July 2010 - September 2011

Louisiana State University
Assistant Professor
Baton Rouge, MD, United States
September 2004 - June 2010