Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

Start

2023-11-22
12:00 PM

End

2023-11-22
01:00 PM

Location

IB 2025

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Date & Time

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm (CST), Nov.22

Venue: IB 2025

Zoom ID: 715 337 7467

*Light refreshments will be provided

Speaker

Prof. Huansheng Cao

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

DESCRIPTION

Dr. Cao’s research has three foci: (1) harmful algal blooms (HABs), (2) microbiomics, and (3) molecular systems biology. Microbiomics aims to the understand the interactions among different group of microbial taxa in microbiomes of aquatic and soil environments, and the underlies genomic functional mechanisms.

Current work centers on cyanobacterial bloom microbiomes and human gut microbiome (for example, gut microbiome transplantation and cancer microbiome). Molecular systems biology focuses on the structural decomposition and metabolic networks and development of integration of multi-omics data; this work will reveal how cellular life operates on a systems scale and provide the essential computational tools for analyzing multi-omics data.

BIO 

Prof. Huansheng Cao

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Duke Kunshan University

His research has three foci: (1) harmful algal blooms (HABs), (2) microbiomics, and (3) molecular systems biology.

He has authored over 40 research articles, book chapters, and reviews, and has had work published in the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics. One database of the common ecophysiology of cyanobacterial blooms has been developed for use in the water-bloom research community (http://47.92.225.177/CGDatabase

Cao has a B.Sc. in biochemistry from Yantai University and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Fordham University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was an assistant research professor at Arizona State University and completed training in bioinformatics at Northern Illinois University and computational systems biology at the University of Georgia.