Dr. Mahmoud is an international food safety expert with 30 years of experience in food safety. He was Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion at MSU. Prior to that, he was holding a Postdoctoral position (in Food Safety) at Purdue University. He earned his PhD in Marine Biosciences (Food Safety) from Hokkaido University (Japan). Prior to that he was a Visiting Scientist at University of Lisbon (Portugal). He was holding a Researcher position at the NRC (Egypt) between 1994 and 2000. He got his BSc/MSc degrees in Agricultural Sciences from Cairo University. The main goal of Dr. Mahmoud’s work is to Protect Public Health; Reduce the prevalence of Foodborne Illness and promote the introduction of safer food using novel technologies. Dr. Mahmoud got more than $1M from the USDA, States and Food Industry to support his Research (between 2008 and 2016). Dr. Mahmoud published about 100 publications (in international journals and/or conferences), two book chapters and edited a book entitled 'Salmonella-A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen” (His publications were cited more than 1200 times). He served as an editor-in-chief, editor/editorial board member for several international journals including Food Microbiology, Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, and African Journal of Food Science. Dr. Mahmoud has provided technical assistance in food safety in several developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, Middle East, and the Caribbean including Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Lebanon, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, etc.