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Name:Qiang He


Address:Jiangsu University, China





Univ.of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Environmental Biotechnology Ph.D. 2003

Kansas State University           Biological & Ag. Engineering   M.S. 2000

East China Univ. of Sci.& Tech.     Biochemical Engineering B.S. 1993

Professional Experience

2018-present Professor Jiangsu University

2013-2018 Associate Professor University of Tennessee

2007-2013 Assistant Professor University of Tennessee

2005-2007 Assistant Professor Temple University

2003-2005 Postdoc Research Fellow       Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientific Research Field

Mixed-culture fermentation, Microbiomes analysis, Bioinformatics, High-throughput sequencing

Social academic post and honor

2014-Present Associate Editor BMC Microbiology

2008-2017 Editorial Board Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2000-Present Member, American Society of Microbiology

2018-Present Executive Board Member, Overseas Chinese Society of Microbiology

Teaching Courses

Microbial Energetics & Metabolism (English Lecture)

Molecular Microbial Ecology (English Lecture)

Microbiome Fundamentals (English Lecture)

Published papers

(Total>70 SCI Journal Publications)

1、Wu, L., Y. Yang, S. Chen, Z.J. Shi, M. Zhao, Z. Zhu, S. Yang, Y. Qu, Q. Ma, Z. He, J. Zhou, and Q. He. 2017. Microbial functional trait of rRNA operon copy numbers increases with organic levels in anaerobic digesters. ISME Journal 11(12): 2874-2878.

2、Chen, S., H. Cheng, J. Liu, T. C. Hazen, V. Huang, and Q. He. 2017. Unexpected competitiveness of Methanosaeta populations at elevated acetate concentrations in methanogenic treatment of animal wastewater. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 101(4): 1729-1738.

3、Zhang, X., X Liu, Q. He, W. Dong,  X. Zhang,  F. Fan,  D. Peng,  W. Huang, and  H. Yin. 2016. Gene turnover contributes to the evolutionary adaptation of Acidithiobacillus caldus: Insights from comparative genomics. Front. Microbiol. 7: 1960.

4、Wu, L., Y. Yang, S. Chen, M. Zhao, Z. Zhu, S. Yang, Y. Qu, Q. Ma, Z. He, J. Zhou, and Q. He. 2016. Long-term successional dynamics of microbial association networks in anaerobic digestion processes. Water Res. 104: 1-10.

5、Chen, S., H. Cheng, K. N. Wyckoff, and Q. He. 2016. Linkages of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes populations to methanogenic process performance. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 43(6): 771-781.

6、Chen, S., and Q. He. 2016. Distinctive non-methanogen archaeal populations in anaerobic digestion. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 100(1): 419-430.

7、Chen, S., and Q. He. 2015. Persistence of Methanosaeta populations in anaerobic digestion during process instability. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 42(8): 1129-1137.

8、Wan, X.-F., J. L. Barnett, F. Cunningham, S. Chen, G. Yang, S. Nash, L.-P. Long, L. Ford, S. Blackmon, Y. Zhang, L. Hanson, and Q. He. 2013. Detection of African swine fever virus-like sequences in ponds in the Mississippi Delta through metagenomic sequencing. Virus Genes 46(3): 441-446.

9、Xu, C., R. Huang, L. Teng, D. Wang, C. L. Hemme, I. Borovok, Q. He, R. Lamed, E. A. Bayer, J. Zhou, and J. Xu. 2013. Structure and regulation of the cellulose degradome in Clostridium cellulolyticum. Biotechnol. Biofuels 6: 73.

10、Jiang, H.-L., Q. He, Z. He, C. L. Hemme, L. Wu, and J. Zhou. 2013. Continuous cellulosic bioethanol fermentation by cyclic fed-batch co-cultivation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(5): 1580-1589.

11、Chen, S., E. M. Zamudio Cañas, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhu, and Q. He. 2012. Impact of substrate overloading on archaeal populations in anaerobic digestion of animal waste. J. Appl. Microbiol. 113(6): 1371-1379.

12、He, Q., C. L. Hemme, H. Jiang, Z. He, and J. Zhou. 2011. Mechanisms of enhanced cellulosic bioethanol fermentation by co-cultivation of Clostridium and Thermoanaerobacter spp. Bioresour. Technol. 102(20): 9586-9592.

13、Zhou, J., Q. He, C. L. Hemme, A. Mukhopadhyay, K. Hillesland, A. Zhou, Z. He, J. D. Van Nostrand, T. C. Hazen, D. A. Stahl, J. D. Wall, and A. P. Arkin. 2011. How sulfate reducing microorganisms cope with stress: lessons from systems biology. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 9(6): 452-466.

14、He, Q., and K. Yao. 2011. Impact of alternative electron acceptors on selenium(IV) reduction by Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans. Bioresour. Technol. 102(3): 3578-3580.

15、Zhang, Y., E. M. Zamudio Cañas, Z. Zhu, J. L. Linville, S. Chen, and Q. He. 2011. Robustness of archaeal populations in anaerobic co-digestion of dairy and poultry wastes. Bioresour. Technol. 102(2): 779-785.

16、He, Q., Z. He, D. C. Joyner, M. Joachimiak, M. N. Price, Z. K. Yang, H.-C. B. Yen, C. L. Hemme, W. Chen, M. M. Fields, D. A. Stahl, J. D. Keasling, M. Keller, A. P. Arkin, T. C. Hazen, J. D. Wall, and J. Zhou. 2010. Impact of elevated nitrate on sulfate-reducing bacteria: A comparative study of Desulfovibrio vulgaris. ISME J. 4(11): 1386-1397.

17、He, Q., P. M. Lokken, S. Chen, and J. Zhou. 2009. Characterization of the impact of acetate and lactate on ethanolic fermentation by Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus. Bioresour. Technol. 100(23): 5955-5965.

18、He, Q., K. H. Huang, Z. He, E. J. Alm, M. W. Fields, T. C. Hazen, A. P. Arkin, J. D. Wall, and J. Zhou. 2006. Energetic consequences of nitrite stress in Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough inferred from global transcriptional analysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72(6): 4370-4381.

19、He, Q., and R. A. Sanford. 2004. Acetate threshold concentrations suggest varying energy requirements during anaerobic respiration by Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70(11): 6940-6943.

20、He, Q., and R. A. Sanford. 2003. Characterization of Fe(III) reduction by halorespiring Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69(5): 2712-2718.

Main Scientific Research Projects

1.Application of microbiome analysis in mixed-culture fermentation processes for high-value compounds, ongoing, Principle investigator

2.Source tracking of microbial contamination in food and food production processes, ongoing, Principle Investigator


1、A novel Clostridium bifermentans strain Z-13and itsapplication, ZL 201510903168.8

2、A novel method for the anaerobic fermentation of sprorophyte-containing antibiotic fermentation residue, ZL 201510819044.1

Scientific Research Achievements and Awards

1、2017FY First Prize of Technology Advancement in the Province of Hebei

2、Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, 2017

3、Outstanding Professor Award, University of Tennessee, 2013

4、Excellence in Scholarly Work Award, University of Tennessee, 2011

Number of postgraduates under supervision

Ph.D. students: 5

MS students: 1

Number of supervised masters and Ph.D.

Ph.D. students: 6

MS students: 16

Number of supervised undergraduates


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