Professor, Biology

864.294.3246
Townes 171H
min-ken.liao@furman.edu

  • Current disciplinary research interests

      Impacts of urbanization on antibiotic-resistant bacterial communities
      Genetic diversity of E. coli population
      The diversity and distribution of tetracycline-resistant bacteria and tetracycline-resistant genes
      Bacterial pollutant source tracking

  • Interest in connecting sustainability to research

      Teaching: I am interested in diseases of poverty, especially infectious diseases.  I would like to collaborate with colleagues who are interested in sustainable healthcare systems and policies and develop team-teach courses integrating biological sciences and social sciences.

      Research: My student researchers and I study environmental impacts on the bacterial community composition, particularly the abundance, diversity, and distribution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic-resistant genes.

      Service: Testing the levels of indicator bacteria to assess water quality in the environment.

  • Sustainability courses taught
      • Microbiology
      • Genetics
      • Human Genetics
      • Infectious Disease Ecology (May)
      • Infectious Disease in Movies (May)
      • Disease and Culture (FYW)
      • Molecular Biotechniques (May)
      • Principles of Biology

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