Lan Hu, MD, PhD, is a microbiologist and medical officer with over 20 years of laboratory and research experience in bacteriology, molecular biology, infectious disease, and food safety. She has extensive knowledge in multiple fields, including medicine, microbiology, biology, immunology, and epidemiology. Trained formally on how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews biology, drugs, food, and devices, she has in-depth knowledge of the regulations, laws, and procedures related products and public health. Dr. Hu has worked at several research institutes, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), and the FDA as a medical officer and a research microbiologist. With over 20 years of laboratory and research experience in molecular biology, infectious diseases, bioinformatics, food safety, risk study, and vaccine study, she has initiated, directed, and completed numerous research projects and programs, particularly associated with developing pathogen detection methods and for investigating bacterial pathogen-host cell interaction and pathogenic mechanisms. She has received several awards for her work, including Fellows Award for Research Excellence (1999 and 2000) from the NIH and the Young Investigator Award from the 10th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms. Dr. Hu has written a number of articles and book chapters and also acts as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Infection and Immunity and Food Protection.