Xiang (Crystal) Yang

Xiang (Crystal) Yang

Xiang (Crystal) Yang, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor; Assistant Meat Scientist

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-752-6590
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
Email: xcryang@ucdavis.edu


B.S.,  Colorado State University, 2010 (Animal Science)
M.S., Colorado State University, 2012 (Animal Science/Meat Science)
Ph.D.,  Colorado State University, 2015 (Animal Science/Meat Science)

Research Interest

Meat safety; meat quality; shelf-life of meat and meat products; post-harvest foodborne pathogen control; characterizing pathogen and whole microbial community profiles present in meat production chain; effect of feeding system on degree of antimicrobial resistance and pathogen prevalence in livestock and poultry

Lab Website

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Graduate Groups

Animal Biology
Food Science