Zhaomin Yang

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • B.S., Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Beijing University, China, 1985
  • M.S., Food Science, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of California, Davis, 1996
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996 - 1999

Research Interest

Bacteria either establish settlements as biofilms or forage as nomads in
their natural habitats. The choice between these two alternate lifestyles is
of the ultimate importance to the survival and prosperity of a bacterium
whether it colonizes a host or another environmental niche. The Yang Lab
investigates how a bacterium makes such a vital choice and how it executes
its decisions at the mechanistic level.

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  • zmyang@vt.edu
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    926 West Campus Drive
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