Microbes are my long obsession as they are ancient organisms and one of the fastest known evolutionists among all life forms. My research interests dive into their evolution, especially the transition of their pathways from ancient anaerobic state to modern aerobic state. I seek and track ancient genes in microbes. Under this ambition, I am in quest of finding evidences on novel anaerobic microbial physiologies, their underlying genetic markers and their evolutionary history.
My focus is on the anaerobic pathways of inorganic nitrogen and ferrous iron metabolisms in bacteria and archaea, especially pathways of extracellular electron transfer and intracellular oxygen production. My expertise span from comparative genomics, phylogenomics, phosphorescence lifetime imaging to molecular tools to study microbial physiology and evolution.
I recieved my PhD from Denmark Technical University and currently a Marie Curie Sklodowska postdoctoral fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology department at Harvard.
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