Jianping Xu
Professor, Biology
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The overall objective of Dr. Jianping Xu’s research group is to understand how microbes evolve. His lab examines both the patterns of microbial evolution, as well as the mechanisms responsible for the observed patterns of evolution. They study microbial populations from the environment, human hosts, clinics, and the laboratory to address a variety of issues such as the rates and effects of spontaneous mutations, the persistence and spread of mutations in natural environments and human populations, and the origins of novel traits, strains, and species. Their research uses microbiological, molecular, ecological and quantitative genetic tools.