Xiao-qun Zeng Certified NRCM Registrant
WASHINGTON, DC—July 26, 2016—Xiao-qun Zeng, Project Team Lead, LexaMed, Ltd, Toledo, OH, is
now a Registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM). On June 27, 2016, she
became certified as a Specialist Microbiologist in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Microbiology. Ms.
Zeng received her M.S. degree from University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, OH. To earn the NRCM credential, Ms. Zeng first met rigorous educational and experiential
eligibility requirements and then passed a comprehensive written examination. She has demonstrated
the knowledge and skills necessary to supervise the effective operation of a pharmaceutical and medical
device microbiology testing laboratory.
The NRCM is a voluntary certifying body which was founded in 1958 and has certified microbiologists in
all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and on six continents. The goals of the NRCM are
to minimize risk to the public by identifying qualified microbiologists; encourage mastery of
microbiological knowledge and skills that contribute to improving the human condition; and
foster professional pride and a sense of accomplishment in qualified microbiologists. Employers use
NRCM certification to distinguish their company and attest to their employees’ competency.
The American College of Microbiology, a component of ASM’s Professional Practice Committee, is
responsible for certification of microbiologists and immunologists, accreditation of postdoctoral training
programs, and other programs consistent with its mission of providing leadership in promoting the high
quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefits of human,
animal, and environmental well-being.