Director of Division of Food Laboratory
New York Department of Agriculture & Markets
Dr. Maria Ishida is the Director of Division of Food Laboratory under the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. Before moving to Albany NY, she was the Bureau Chief of Food Laboratories under the Division of Food Safety, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. Ishida earned her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Brazil in 2002, and before joining the Florida’s Food Laboratories in 2007, she worked on a project at University of Florida involving grapevine disease. She is very active on several public health workgroups and committees such as Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), FDA, APHL, and AFDO as subject expert manner.