Jing Zhao

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
Office Location: ASCL 111
Phone: 323-343-4665 Email: jzhao30@calstatela.edu



Education and Training

  • Postdoc in Food Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2016
  • Postdoc in Meat Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Ph.D. in Food Science, University of Kentucky, December 2012
  • B.S. in Food Quality and Safety, China Agricultural University, June 2008

Research Focuses

  • Protein chemistry;
  • Functional, structural, and proteomic studies of bioactive compounds;
  • Flavor profiles of plant proteins;
  • Quality and sensory attributes of processed meat products;
  • Sensory Evaluation.


  • FST 3200-01 Food Chemistry
  • FST 3200-02 Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • FST 4210-01 Sensory Evaluation of Food Products
  • FST 4210-02 Sensory Evaluation of Food Products Laboratory
  • FST 4600 Animal Food Products Technology

Professional Affiliations

  • 2009–present        American Meat Science Association (AMSA)
  • 2008–present        Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)