Burdock Group hires two new scientists


Lu Zhao, PhD, and Wendan Wang, PhD, join the Burdock Group team

Orlando-based scientific and regulatory consulting firm, Burdock Group, has added two scientists to support the regulatory and nutritional science needs of food and feed manufacturing clients.

Lu Zhao, PhD, and Wendan Wang, PhD, join the company’s scientific staff as associate scientists.

Drs Zhao and Wang will work with clients to substantiate claims, support animal feed additive petitions, review product labels and assist with translating and interpreting novel food laws in China, and for Chinese food ingredients entering the US market. Drs Zhao and Wang are both fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and have experience in US and China food law and regulations.

Dr Lu Zhao joins the Burdock Group scientific team with more than 7 years of experience in the food and nutritional space. Dr Zhao completed his master’s degree in food science from the China Agricultural University and earned his doctorate in nutritional science from the University of Florida (UF). He has authored ten scientific, peer-reviewed publications in top academic journals in food science and nutrition.

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Dr Wendan Wang has more than 6 years of experience in conducting preclinical studies within food, nutrition and toxicology science area, specifically in diet and breast cancer metastasis in murine models. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in food quality and safety from China Agricultural University, and earned her doctorate in food science and human nutrition from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).