Xiaohui Zhou

Xiaohui Zhou smiling

Email: xiaohui.zhou@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-8743

Education

  • Ph.D. 2008 Microbiology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Professional Experience

  • 2018-Present Associate Professor. Department of Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • 2013-2018 Assistant Professor. Department of Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral fellow. Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • 2008-2010 Postdoctoral fellow. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Courses Taught

  • Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Understand how environmental signals regulate bacterial virulence gene expression

Understand how Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the most common seafood-borne pathogen causing diarrhea worldwide, causes diseases in humans using both in vivo and in vitro models

Understand how bacterial effectors interfere with host signaling pathways

Understand the genetic bases of host responses to bacterial infection

Understand how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics

Publications

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