Dr. Johnston Visits Ministry of Agriculture Feed Industry Center in Beijing

Dr. Lee Johnston spent two weeks at the Ministry of Agriculture Feed Industry Centre (MAFIC) in Beijing, China during late September. Lee was invited by the Director of MAFIC, Dr. Defa Li, to go to Beijing to work with their graduate students and faculty on editing and advancing papers for scientific publication.

During his visit, Lee was joined by his former student Dr. Xiaojing Li. Xiaojing earned her PhD in the Department of Animal Science in 2013. She was advised by Lee and co-advised by Dr. Jerry Shurson. Xiaojing had the opportunity to catch up with Lee and her M.S. supervisor at MAFIC, Dr. Xiangshu Piao. Dr. Li is currently Director of China Joint Venture operations for JBS United, a feed company in Sheridan, Indiana. Xiaojing said she enjoyed having dinner with her “academic mother and father!”


Left to right – Dr. Hongyu Zhang, COFCO Biotech (MAFIC graduate); Dr. Lee Johnston, Dr. Xiaojing Li, JBS United; Dr. Xiangshu Piao, MAFIC Professor; Shenfei Long, MAFIC M.S. Student