From Computational Genomics
Dr. Xin Wang received her PhD from Emory University in 2005, where she studied biofilm formation in Escherichia coli. At Emory, Dr. Wang discovered a novel operon responsible for the biosynthesis of biofilm polysaccharide adhesin that promotes biofilm formation in a E. coli as well as other bacterial organisms. Following two years of postdoctoral training, Dr. Wang joined the CDC, where she focuses on real-time PCR assay development and validation and molecular epidemiology of bacterial meningitis pathogens. She also works on lab capacity building in many countries, especially in Africa, where they recently had huge success in eradicating meningitis serogroup A epidemics. She is now working with Dr. Jordan and this class to address some key public health questions.