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Shen, Cangliang

Associate Professor of Human Nutrition and Foods
Extension Specialist, Food System and Human Health

Dr. Cangliang Shen is an Associate Professor/Extension Specialist at Davis College, Animal & Nutritional Science and Family & Community Development at West Virginia University. Dr. Shen worked at IEH Consulting Groups (Research Associate), USDA-ARS (Postdoctoral Research Microbiologist), and Western Kentucky University (Assistant Professor) after obtaining his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Dr. Shen is currently teaching undergraduate/graduate level food science/microbiology course including general microbiology lecture with lab, food microbiology lab, and food chemistry. Dr. Shen’s research interest is in developing postharvest sanitizing procedures for reducing food safety risks on poultry meat products and fresh produce at both the laboratory and pilot plant levels. Dr. Shen has published 36 papers in peer-review food science/microbiology journals and has presented 58 times in national or international food science conferences. Dr. Shen serves as the editorial board member of Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends.


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  1. KaWang Li, Xiaoli Etienne, Yu-Chun Chiu, Lisa Jones, Hanna Khouryieh, and Cangliang Shen*. 2020. Validation of triple-wash procedure with a H2O2-peroxyacetic acid mixer to improve microbial safety and quality of butternut squashes and economic feasibility analysis. Food Control. 112, Article 107146.

  2. Cangliang Shen*, Lacey Lemonakis, Xiaoli Etienne, KaWang Li, Wentao Jiang, and Jeremy Adler. 2019. Evaluation of commercial antimicrobials against stress-adapted Campylobacter jejuni on broiler wings by using immersion and electrostatic spray and an economic feasibility analysis. Food Control. 103:161-166.

  3. KaWang Li, Hanna Khouryieh, Lisa Jones, Xiaoli Etienne, and Cangliang Shen*. 2018. Assessing Farmers Market Produce Vendors' Handling of Containers and Evaluation of the Survival of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes on Plastic, Pressed-Card, and Wood Container Surfaces at Refrigerated and Room Temperature. Food Control. 94: 116-122.

  4. KaWang Li, Lacey Lemonakis, Brian Glover, Joe Moritz, and Cangliang Shen*. 2017. Impact of built up litter and commercial antimicrobials on Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination of broiler carcasses processed at a pilot mobile poultry processing unit. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 4:88.

Text Book
  • Cangliang Shen and Yifan Zhang. Food Microbiology Laboratory for the Food Science Student: A Practical Approach. 2017. Springer. •ISBN 978-3-319-58371-6
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