Lu Zhao, Ph.D. is an associate scientist at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm, headquartered in Orlando, FL. He has over seven years of experience in conducting studies within food and nutritional science area, specified in dairy processing, food microbiology and dietary supplements. He holds a master’s degree in food science from China Agricultural University and earned his doctorate in nutritional science from University of Florida. Dr. Zhao is a diligent and productive researcher, who has authored ten scientific publications on the subject matter of probiotics and vitamins. Dr. Zhao has experience presenting his research outcomes in several national and international conferences. Dr. Zhao is currently an active member of American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS).