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Yaqi You Portrait 2018

Yaqi You, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Life Sciences 436



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Lab: Life Sciences 436

Environmental Microbiome Research

Emerging contaminants have profound impacts on microbial communities, the heart of many ecosystems. My research goal is to understand responses of microbial communities to emerging contaminants in both natural and engineered systems, and to translate this knowledge to innovative solutions for resource recovery and reuse, ecosystem sustainability, and public health improvement.


BIOL 2235 - General Microbiology
BIOL 4494 - Seminar in Microbiology
BIOL 4498 - Seminar in Biochemistry
BIOL 4444/5544 - Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 4444L/5544L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab


Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. Environmental Science, Nanjing University of Technology

Selected Publications

Dunham-Cheatham S, You Y†*. General Geochemistry and Microbiology Techniques. In Analytical Geomicrobiology: A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques, D Alessi, JPL Kenney & H Veeramani (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2018 (in press).

Richter TS, Hazen TH, Lam D, Coles CL, Seidman JC, You Y, et al. Population dynamics of Escherichia coli in the gastrointestinal tracts of Tanzanian children. bioRxiv 2018, 294934.

You Y, Song L, Nonyane BAS, Price LB, Silbergeld EK. Genomic differences between nasal Staphylococcus aureus from hog slaughterhouse workers and their communities. PLoS ONE 2018, 13(3), e0193820 .

Das KK, You Y*, Torres M, Barrios-Masias F, Wang X, Tao S, et al. Development and application of a digestion-Raman analysis approach for studying multiwalled carbon nanotube uptake in lettuce. Environmental Science: Nano 2018, 5, 659-668 (Featured on the Back Cover).​

You Y*, Das KK, Guo H, Chang C-W, Navas-Moreno M, Chan J, et al. Microbial transformation and degradation of multiwalled carbon nanotube by Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51(4), 2068-2076.

(*corresponding author; †equal contributor)