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Jianmin Zhong

Dr. Jianmin Zhong is seen sitting on a couch.

General Information

Associate Professor
Microbiology and molecular evolution.
Phone: (707) 826-5554
Office: Science B 324E
Email: jz15 at humboldt.edu
Personal Website:N/A

Academic background

Courses

Summary of research

My research goal is to lead a laboratory for the study of bacterial endosymbionts in tick vectors of human and animal diseases. I will focus first on studying prevalence, tick tissue localization, and host fitness consequences of bacterial endosymbiotic species in ticks in the Humboldt County. My long-term goal is to study bacterial gene expressions that are essential for maintenance and survival strategies of the symbionts in ticks by high throughput approaches, such as microarray and proteomic arrays. The overall research aims to improve detection of tick-borne pathogens and control tick-borne diseases in the future.

Sample publications

Graduate students

Current Grad Students:

Maryam Alowaysi, James Bodnar, and Taylor Howe

Former Grad Students:

Ghazaleh Bagheri
Jeremy Corrigan
Andre Kurlovs
Katie Vigil