Huansheng Cao
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Cao got his PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Limnology and was also trained in Cell and Molecular Biology at Fordham University. After bioinformatics training at Northern Illinois University and the University of Georgia, he took an assistant research profession at Arizona State University, before joining DKU.

Current Research Interests

Dr. Cao works in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. His research focuses on microbial systems biology and its applications in human and environmental microbiome. Systems biology addresses the holistic operations of cellular life by integrating multiple omics in model microorganisms (e.g., E. coli and yeast). This work employes reconstructing and simulate metabolic networks with input of transcrioptomes, proteomes, and metabolomes. His human microbiome works focuses on the elucidation of the composition and function of the microbioe, through the lends of metbolic networks. Development of computtional tools and biology exploration are both being conducted. For environmental microbiome, Dr. Cao's work focuses on the genomic functions which drives formaiton of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic waters.

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