Ph.D. Bacterial Genetics, Kyushu University, Japan 2000
Yixin Shis research is focused on molecular biology, bacteriology and biochemistry. Shi analyzes the virulent elements necessary for bacterial survival in host environments, homeostasis of metal ions, and two-component regulation systems in Porphyromonas gingivalis.
His goal is to characterize the molecular mechanisms essential for virulent bacteria including Salmonella, Escherichia coli and P. gingivalis. He also investigates post-transcriptional regulation of metal ion homeostasis of bacteria in the conditions that mimic host environments. His work addresses regulatory mechanisms underlying the secretion of multiple virulence factors through a novel secretion system.
Professor Shi received his Ph.D. in bacterial genetics from Kyushu University, Japan, and served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. His research currently focuses on gene regulation in P. gingivalis, E. coli andSalmonella.