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Ph.D., Post-doctoral Scholar, Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University

Dr. Jiang’s research has been broadly focusing on microbial evolution, human/environmental microbiome and development of new genomics technology and computational methods in these fields. Since joining Dr. Snyder’s group at Stanford, he has worked on several projects including the first application of synthetic long reads technology on human microbiome, which revealed extensive intraspecies variation and reconstructed new microbial genomes de novo. His current research project focuses on the development of experimental and computational methods to comprehensively understand the crucial yet largely unknown component of the human health – personal environmental exposures. Dr. Jiang has been working in the field of microbial evolution and microbiome for almost a decade. He received his PHD in 2014 for his work on evolution of bacterial shape, published on the journal Nature, elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying evolutionary changes in bacterial shape over millions of years. He received multiple awards including Nat Sternberg thesis prize and is a Stanford CEHG fellow.


Dynamic Human Exposome Revealed by Longitudinal Monitoring
Human health is heavily dependent upon environmental exposures yet the diversity and variation in our exposures is poorly understood. We developed a novel method to monitor personal aerosol biological and chemical exposures with high sensitivity. We demonstrate that our exposomes are diverse, dynamic, and spatiotemporally-driven network with the potential to greatly impact human health.

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