Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor & NoroCORE Scientific Director
North Caroline State University
Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her research has focused on food virology and development of quantitative risk assessment models in food safety. She has also taught food microbiology/safety on the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years. Dr. Jaykus is currently serving as the scientific director of the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCORE), a 5 year, $25 million project aimed at understanding and controlling foodborne viruses. Her professional activities have included membership on NACMCF, on several Institute of Medicine (IOM)-National Research Council (NRC) food safety committees, and as president of IAFP from 2010-2011. She has mentored over 20 graduate students and 10 post-doctoral research associates and/or visiting scientists, and authored or co-authored over 150 publications.