Qunxing Ding, Associate professor, Biological sciences, Kent State University at East Liverpool. Dr. Ding obtained his Ph.D. from China Agricultural University, conducted postdoctoral research in University of Kentucky and joined the faculty at the Kent State University in 2007. His research focuses on the biological process of aging and neurodegenerative disorders, using microbial, plant and animal models. Specifically, the mechanism of protein aggregation, and glycation that involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and aging development are under dense investigation currently in his laboratory.
Biological process of aging and neurodegenerative disorders, using microbial, plant and animal models
Dr. Benfang Lei is an Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University, USA. He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Wuhan University, China in 1982, Master degree in Chemistry from University of Texas at El Paso in 1989, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Houston in 1993. He received his postdoctoral training in bacterial pathogenesis at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. He conducts research on bacteriology, bacterial pathogenesis, and pathogen-host interactions. He is an academic editor of PLoS One and is on the editorial board of Infection and Immunity.
Bacteriology, bacterial pathogenesis, and pathogen-host interactions.
Dr. Weilan Shao holds a PhD degree from the University of Georgia, USA. She has worked as a distinguished professor in universities of Jiangsu, China. Her research mission is to develop feasible and economically effective approaches for enzyme production and renewable bioenergy processing by using molecular biotechnology. Shao’s group have discovered novel enzymes including the key aldehyde dehydrogenase for ethanol formation, the repressor/operator system coupling glycolysis and fermentation pathways, and the regulation mechanism of thermophilic ethanol fermentation. She also invents new techniques such as gene expression system, in situ gene random mutagenesis, novel selection marker etc.
She invents new techniques such as gene expression system, in situ gene random mutagenesis, novel selection marker