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Chuanwu Xi

Environmental Health Sciences
Public Health

PhD, Applied Biological Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
M.Sc., Molecular Microbiology, Guangxi University
B.Sc., Biology, Anhui Normal University

Research in Dr.Xi’s laboratory focuses on biofilms/microbiome, water quality, and human health in three major interrelated areas: (A) molecular mechanisms of biofilm development, (B) characterization of biofilms/microbiome in industrial and clinical settings, and (C) development/evaluation of novel approaches for biofilm control.  



Research Area(s)

Biofilms | Environmental Microbiology | Other


  • Co-investigator of: Elucidating Mechanisms Responsible for the Persistence of Microorganisms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Via DNA Microarray Technology
  • Co-investigator of: Factors Contributing to Oral Health Disparities in Appalachia
  • Principal investigator of: Thermo-detachable anti-biofilm polymer coatings
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