Joshua (Jianhua) Gong, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Animal Intestinal Microbiology

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Gong’s research is focused on chicken and pig intestinal microbiology to improve the animal gut health, aiming for mitigating the use of dietary antibiotics and food-borne pathogens in poultry and swine production.  His research has advanced the understanding of animal gut microbial ecology, mechanisms of probiotic effects, pathogenesis of critical enteric pathogens, and development of viable alternatives to antibiotics in feed for mitigating prophylactic use of antibiotics.

Research and/or project statements

  • Understanding gut microbiota and host immune responses to probiotics and colostrum for improving pig gut health
  • Survival and control of Salmonella serovars in food production systems: Role of Iron Uptake Systems and new approaches in fighting
  • Assessment of Clostridium perfringens pili in vaccine development for controlling necrotic enteritis in chickens
  • On-farm research trials to validate encapsulated essential oils as an antibiotic alternative to control necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens

Professional activities / interests

  • Understanding of animal gut microbiome, including the mechanisms of probiotic effects, to improve animal gut health
  • Understanding of the pathogenesis of critical enteric pathogens for development of viable alternatives to in-feed antibiotics
  • Development of viable alternatives to antibiotics for mitigating the use of in-feed antibiotics and food-borne pathogens in food animal production

Education and awards

Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Guelph

  • Recipient of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s 2019-2020 Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Science

  • Recipient of 2019 Award for Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Science from Canadian Society of Animal Science

  • Recipient of 2012 Award for Technical Innovation in Enhancing Production of Safe Affordable Food from Canadian Society of Animal Science

Key publications

  1. The 6th International Animal Gut Ecology and Health Symposium in China Summit Forum. November 6-8, Zhengzhou, China.

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  2. Liu, X., Jiang, L., Li, L., Yu, H., Nie, S., Xie, M., Gong, J. (2020). The Role of Neurotransmitters in the Protection of Caenorhabditis Elegans for Salmonella Infection by Lactobacillus, 10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2020.554052

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  3. 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Virtual Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Webinar Series, July 28-30.

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  4. 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Virtual Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Webinar Series, July 28-30.

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  5. 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Virtual Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Webinar Series, July 28-30.

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  6. 2020 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, Webinar Series, July 20-23.

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  7. 2020 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, Webinar Series, July 20-23.

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  8. 2020 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada, Webinar Series, May 26-June 11.

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  9. 2020 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada, Webinar Series, May 26-June 11.

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  10. 2020 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada, Webinar Series, May 26-June 11.

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  11. 2019 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH FORUM; October 9, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  12. 2019 Annual Meeting of Poultry Science Association; July 15-18, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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  13. 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show; Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2018.

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  14. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show; July 8-11, Austin, TX, USA.

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  15. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show; July 8-11, Austin, TX, USA.

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  16. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show; July 8-11, Austin, TX, USA.

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  17. Jiang, L., Li, L., Kang, P., Yu, H., Nie, S.P., Xie, M.Y., Gong, J. (2019). Inappropriateness of RNAlater to preserve Caenorhabditis elegans for RNA extraction, 6 2460-2467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2019.10.015

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  18. 2018 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH FORUM; October 20, Guelph, Ontario.

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  19. 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show; Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2018.

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  20. 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show; Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2018.

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Research facility

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 5C9
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Adjunct Professor, Nanchang University
  • Adjunct Professor, Wuhan Polytechnic University

Language

English