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Chunhao Li 

Department of Oral Biology

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Microbiology; Oral Biology

Faculty Research Profile

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Professional Memberships:

  • Member, American Society of Microbiology (1998)

Presentations:

  • The response regulator Rrp1 regulates chitobiose utilization and virulence of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, BLAST XII, Bacterial locomotion and Signal transduction, Inc. (2013)
  • Exploring the roles of neuraminidases in periodontal pathogens, Seminar series, University of Louisville (2012)
  • Roles of neuraminidases in periodontal pathogens, Seminar series, West Virginia University (2012)
  • Developing a modified gentamycin antibiotic resistance maker for the targeted mutagenesis of Treponema denticola, Rochester Conference on Oral Biology, University of Rochester (2011)
  • A neuraminidase contributes to the biofilm formation, motility and virulence of oral Treponema denticola, Rochester Conference on Oral Biology, Rochester University (2011)

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  • Sialylation, Biofilm Formation & Virulence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, International Symposium of Microbial Biofilm, Johnson and Johnson, West China University (2011)
  • Carbon storage regulator A (CsrABb) is a repressor of Borrelia burgdorferi flagellin protein FlaB, BLAST XI, Bacterial locomotion and Signal transduction, Inc (2011)
  • Exploring new virulence factors in the oral spirochete Treponema denticola, Invited speaker, University of Florida at Gainesville (2010)
  • Role of Mac-like protein in the pathogenesis of oral spirochete T. denticola, Gordon Conference (2010)
  • CsrA (Bb0184) represses the motility and chemotaxis of Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conference (2010)
  • Localization of chemotaxis complex in the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conference (2010)
  • CsrA (Bb0184) represses the motility and chemotaxis of Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conferences (2010)
  • The Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi FlgJ controls flagellar hook orientation, Gordon Conferences (2010)
  • Chunhao Li. Identification of a Mac-like virulence factor in oral Treponema denticola, IADR/AADR/CADR (2009)
  • Identification of a Mac-like virulence factor in oral Treponema denticola, Research Conferences, SUNY at Buffalo (2009)
  • Training on Anaerobes (2008)
  • A putative motor switch complex protein FliG-1 is essential for the motility and virulence of Borrelia burgdorferi., Gordon Conference, Biology of Spirochetes (2008)
  • Transcription and genetic analyses of an N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidase (amiA) homolog in Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conference (2008)
  • A putative motor switch complex protein FliG-1 is essential for the motility and virulence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conference (2008)
  • Transcription and genetic analyses of an N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidase (amiA) homolog in Borrelia burgdorferi, Gordon Conferences (2008)
  • Invited as Speaker, Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction, BLAST IX (2006)
  • Invited Speaker, Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction, BLAST VI, Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction, BLAST VI (2000)
  • Invited Speaker, Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction, BLAST V (1999)
  • Invited Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor, World Health Organization (1996)

Service Activiites:

  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Member (2010)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Admissions, Oral Biology; Member (2009)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Recruiting, Oral Biology; Member (2008)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Research and Honors Committee; Member (2007)
  • School of Dental Medicine Infection Control/Biohazard Committee; Member (2006)

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  • School of Dental Medicine Thesis Advisory Committee; Member (2006)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Preliminary Exams, Oral Biology; Member (2006)
  • PhD thesis committee; Committee Member (2012)
  • Oral Biology faculty search committee; Committee Member (2012-2013)
  • Graduate program committee; Committee Member (2011)
  • Buffalo Chinese School; Secretary (2010-2012)
  • the MRBSB Faculty Advisory Committee; Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics' (MRBSB) focus centers on research done on every level of a given biological system, whether it is chemical, molecular, genetic, cellular, tissue, organ or whole organ systems. Bringing together researchers from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, MRBSB looks at biological systems at the cross-section between chemistry and biology. ; Committee Member (2010)
  • Dental School Dean Search Committee; Recruiting new dean of Dental School of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo; Committee Member (2009-2009)
  • IGPBS Admissions Committee; Committee Member (2008-2011)
  • Student Research & Honors Committee; Committee Member (2007)
  • Oral Biology Seminars Committee; Chair (2006-2009)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Oral Biology; Recruiting new faculty members, the Department of Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo; Committee Member (2006-2007)
  • Infection and Biohazard Control Committee; Committee Member (2006-2009)