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Xiangdong Fang, Biology and Biochemistry



-Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
-B.S., University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests:

Dr. Fang current research interest is on bio-engineering high performance microbial strains for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR). He is co-principal investigator of MEOR research projects at PEER Center that are supported by the Department of Energy and major oil companies. He has broad experience in the area of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. His other research interests include:

-Fundamental scientific studies of CH4 generation by methanogenic bacteria at thermophilic conditions and its application in the bio-solid waste treatment.

-Study how CO2 reduction occurs and how CH4 is generated by methanogenic bacteria during an uncommon bio-methanogenesis process at Illinois Basin.

-Heavy oil bio-upgrading through biological desulfurization and removing heavy metal contents in the crude oil.

Selected Publications:

-Fang, X., Chen, T., Tran, K. and Parker, C. S. (2001) Developmental Regulation of the Heat Shock Response by Nuclear Transport Factor Karyopherin-alpha 3. Development 128, 3349-3358 (2001).

-Prakash-K, Fang-XD, Engelberg-D, Behal-A, and Parker-CS, A Drosophila OCT Transcription Factor That Functions In Yeast, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 89 (15), pp. 7080-7084, 1992.