Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D., is a recently retired Distinguished Professor in Emeritus status. In her nearly three decades of university service, Dr. Jaykus taught food safety at both graduate and undergraduate levels; managed a large research program that included mentorship of over 60 young professionals; and authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications. She served as the Scientific Director of the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCORE) from 2011–2018. Dr. Jaykus' other professional activities are vast and include membership on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods and various National Academy of Sciences standing committees and consensus studies. She served as President of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) from 2010–2011.