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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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Research Expertise:
  • Bacterial genetics and Pathogenesis: My research is trying to understand the biology, genetics and pathogenesis of pathogenic spirochetes, including Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), oral Treponema denticola (periodontal infections), and Brachyspira species (swine dysentery and human diarrheal disease).
  • Oral Microbiology and Periodontal disease

Grants and Sponsered Research:

  • August 2013-July 2018
    PROTEIN-PROTEIN COVALENT BONDING AND TREPONEMA MOTILITY
    NDCR, NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • April 2012-March 2017
    Amylase Binding and Gene Expression in S. gordonii.
    NIH-NIDCR
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2010-June 2014
    Developing Inhibitors of LuxS-Dependent Quorum Sensing Systems in Oral Bacteria
    NIDCR, NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • September 2008-August 2013
    Understanding Unique Aspects of Motility and Chemotaxis in Borrelia burgdorferi
    NIAID, NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • September 2008-August 2011
    Regulation of Host-adaptation of the Lyme disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi
    NIAID, NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator

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