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Jianmin Zhong

Dr. Jianmin Zhong is seen sitting on a couch.

General Information

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

Academic background


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 Students: Junyan Chen, Christina Porras

Former Students:

Maryam Alowaysi
Ghazaleh Bagheri
James Bodnar
Jeremy Corrigan
Taylor Howe
Andre Kurlovs
Katie Vigil