Journal of Bioterrorism and Biosafety

Editorial Board Member - JBBS

Lihua Song

Associate Professor
Chief, Laboratory of Rickettsiology
Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology

Dr. Lihua Song received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Shandong University in 2001. After receiving his Ph.D. in military preventive medicine from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in 2006, he joined the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology as an assistant professor of microbiology. In 2008, he was appointed to serve the United Nations’ Mission in Liberia for eight months. He received postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites of the Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseasesfrom July 2010 to June 2013. He became an associate professor in 2009 and chief of the Laboratory of Rickettsiology of the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiologyin September 2013.


Dr. Song’s research focuses on the biology, pathogenesis, and immunity of Rickettsia, Coxiella and Chlamydia. All these three intracellular prokaryotic parasites contain Category A and B bioterrorism agents. His long-term goal is to define their virulence factors important for bacterial evasion of innate host defense mechanisms, to define mechanisms of adaptive protective immunity, and to design new therapeutic strategies for the prevention of human intracellular bacterial infections.

Other Editorial Board Members - JBBS


Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
National Cheng Kung University

Yongchang CAO

State Key Laboratory of Bio control
Sun Yat-sen University

Wen-Quan Zou

Associate Professor
Departments of Pathology and Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
United States

Baolin Zhang

Division of Therapeutic Proteins
Office of Biotechnology Products
FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
United States

Li Cai

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University
United States

Paban K. Dash

Senior scientist
Defence Research & Development Establishment

Bryan Krantz

Associate professor
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
University of Maryland
United States

Manouchehr Mokhtari

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
University of Maryland
United States


Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology
Nanchang University

S. Peder Cuneo

Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Arizona
United States
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