Professor |School of Life Sciences, Department of Biology
Dr. Tao Dong is a full professor in the School of Life Sciences at SUSTech. He obtained his BSc from Shandong University and PhD from McMaster University. He then moved to Boston for his postdoctoral training with John Mekalanos at Harvard Medical School, during which he received the prestigious Banting fellowship. He became an assistant professor in 2013 at the University of Calgary and was promoted to tenured associate and later full professor before he joined SUSTech.
Dr. Dong’s research is focused on understanding the molecular adaptation mechanisms that enable bacteria to survive in diverse natural and host environments, finding novel antimicrobials, and understanding how protein secretion systems function during host-pathogen interactions.
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Multiple positions are currently open for international postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who are interested in host-microbe interactions. Internationally competitive fellowships and scholarships will be provided to successful applicants. For all enquiries, please email Professor Dong directly with your CV, representative publications, and transcripts (for students).