Yifan Zhang

Faculty Profile







3016 Science Hall

Selected Publications

Mafiz, A.I., Y. He, W. Zhang, and Y. Zhang*. Soil Bacteria in Urban Community Gardens Have the Potential to Disseminate Antimicrobial Resistance through Horizontal Gene Transfer. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021, 12: 771707. [LINK]

Perera, L.N., A.I. Mafiz, N.R. Amarasekara, E. Chang, V. Krishnoji Rao, and Y. Zhang*. Antimicrobial-resistant E. coli and Enterococcus spp. recovered from urban community gardens. Food Control. 2020, 108: 106857. [LINK]

Zhang, N., T. Liang, Q. Jin, C. Shen, Y. Zhang, and P. Jing. Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) alleviates antibiotic-associated diarrhea by modifying intestinal microbiota and increasing levels of short-chain fatty acids in mice. Food Research International. 2019, 122: 191-198. [LINK]

Mafiz, A.I., L.N. Perera, Y. He, W. Zhang, S. Xiao, W. Hao, S. Sun, K. Zhou, and Y. Zhang*. Case study on the soil antibiotic resistome in an urban community garden. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2018, 52: 241-250. [LINK]

Gunathilaka, G., V. Tahlan, A.I. Mafiz, M. Polur, and Y. Zhang*. Phages in urban wastewater have the potential to disseminate antibiotic resistance. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2017, 50(5): 678-683. [LINK]

Bhargava, K., D. Conti, S. da Rocha, and Y. Zhang*. Application of an oregano oil nanoemulsion to the control of foodborne bacteria on fresh lettuce. Food Microbiology2015, 47: 69-73. [LINK]

Courses taught

  • NFS 2130 Introductory Food Science, 3 credits
  • NFS 4150 Advanced Food Science, 3 credit
  • NFS 6030 Microbiological Safety of Food, 3 credits


Research Description

Food safety microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, urban agriculture, natural antimicrobial control strategy

Affiliated Departments