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2008-2010: Baylor college of medicine, Institute of child nutrition, USA, post-doctor


2010 till now: Lanzhou University, School of Life science, Institute of microbiogy, Professor, doctor surpervisor

Academic Appointments
Honors & Awards

006 United States ASM Excellent Graduate Student Presentation

2010 Thrasher Early Career Award for Nutrition scholars

Corresponding author of Jian, Haoran Honor Scholar Rewards 2010

Corresponding author of Jian, Haoran Honor Scholar Rewards 2012

Corresponding author of Jian, Haoran Honor Scholar Rewards 2012

Silver medalist of International Genetic Engineered Machine Contest 2014

From year 2011 till now, As project leader got one ministry of science and techonology project of international cooperation, one international training program, one national natural science foundation youth project, one general program, one department of international cooperation project in Gansu province, one ministry of educational returned funds and one crossing research project, total funding were more than 12 million RMB.

Rong Xu, Kejia Wu, Huawen Han, Zhenmin Ling, Zhengjun Chen, Pu Liu, Jian xiong, Fake Tian, Yusuf Zafar, Kamaran Malik, Xiangkai Li* Co-expression of YieF and PhoN in Deinococcus radiodurans R1 improves uranium bioprecipitation by reducing chromium interference; Chemosphere; Available online 14 August 2018.


Yiming Jiang,Aman Khan,Haiying Huang,Yanrong Tian,Xuan Yu,Qiang Xu,Lichao Mou,Jianguo Lv,Pengyun Zhang,Pu Liu,Li Deng,Xiangkai Li* Using nano-attapulgite clay compounded hydrophilic urethane foams (AT/HUFs) as biofilm support enhances oil-refinery wastewater treatment in a biofilm membrane bioreactor;Science of the Total Environment; 2018.8 646, 606-617.


Shuai Zhao, Pu Liu, Yongyan Niu, Zhengjun Chen, Aman Khan, Pengyun Zhang, Xiangkai Li*. (2018). A Novel Early Warning System Based on a Sediment Microbial Fuel Cell for In Situ and Real Time Hexavalent Chromium Detection in Industrial Wastewater. Sensors, 18(642).


Zhengsheng Yu, Xiaoyun Leng, Shuai Zhao, Jing Ji, Tuoyu Zhou, Aman Khan, Apurva Kakde, Pu Liu, Xiangkai Li*. (2018). A review on the applications of microbial electrolysis cells in anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology, 255, 340-348.


Yaxin Pei, Zhengsheng Yu, Jing Ji, Aman Khan, Xiangkai Li*. (2018). Microbial Community Structure and Function Indicate the Severity of ChromiumContamination of the Yellow River. Frontiers in microbiology, 2018(00038).


Yongyan Niu, Aman Khan, Zhengjun Chen, Shuai Zhao, Kejia Wu, Xingpeng Xiao, Xiangkai Li*. (2018). Enhanced organic matter degradation by a sediment microbial fuel cell using hexavalent chromium as an electron acceptor. Applied Environmental Biotechnology, 3(1).


Xu, R., Zhang, K., Liu, P., Khan, A., Xiong, J., Tian, F., Li, X*. (2018). A critical review on the interaction of substrate nutrient balance and microbial community structure and function in anaerobic co-digestion. Bioresource Technology, 247(Supplement C), 1119-1127.


Liu, P., Ji, J., Wu, Q., Ren, J., Wu, G., Yu, Z., Xiong, J., Tian, F., Zafar, Y., Li, X*. (2018). Klebsiella pneumoniae sp. LZU10 degrades oil in food waste and enhances methane production from co-digestion of food waste and straw. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 126, 28-36.


Zhou, T., Han, H., Liu, P., Xiong, J., Tian, F., Li, X*. (2017) Microbial Fuels Cell-Based Biosensor for Toxicity Detection: A Review. Sensors , 17, 2230.


Wu, G., Xiao, X., Feng, P., Xie, F., Yu, Z., Yuan, W., Liu, P., Li, X*. (2017). Gut remediation: a potential approach to reducing chromium accumulation using Lactobacillus plantarum TW1-1. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 15000.


Huang, H., Tao, X., Jiang, Y., Khan, A., Wu, Q., Yu, X., Wu, D., Chen, Y., Ling, Z., Liu, P., Li, X*. (2017). The naphthalene catabolic protein NahG plays a key role in hexavalent chromium reduction in Pseudomonas brassicacearum LZ-4. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 9670.


Han, H., Ling, Z., Zhou, T., Xu, R., He, Y., Liu, P., Li, X*. (2017). Copper (II) binding of NAD(P)H- flavin oxidoreductase (NfoR) enhances its Cr (VI)-reducing ability. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 15481.


Chen, Y., Tian, X. Z., Bai, L., Liu, Z. Q., Xiao, X. P., Liu, P., & Li, X. K*. (2017). Effects of human opiorphin on food intake and water intake in mice following central administration. Neuroscience letters, 641, 62-69.


Chen, Z., Niu, Y., Zhao, S., Khan, A., Ling, Z., Chen, Y., Liu, P., Li, X. *. (2016). A novel biosensor for p-nitrophenol based on an aerobic anode microbial fuel cell. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 85, 860-868.


Huang, H., Wu, K., Khan, A., Jiang, Y., Ling, Z., Liu, P., Chen, Y., Tao, X., Li, X*.  (2016). A novel Pseudomonas gessardii strain LZ-E simultaneously degrades naphthalene and reduces hexavalent chromium. Bioresource technology, 207, 370-378


Wu, W. Chen, Y., Li, X*. (2016). Improving methane production in cow dung and corn straw co-fermentation systems via enhanced degradation of cellulose by cabbage addition. Sci. Rep. 6, 33628; doi: 10.1038/srep33628.


Yu, X., Jiang, Y., Huang, H., Shi, J., Wu, K., Zhang, P., & Li, X*. (2016). Simultaneous aerobic denitrification and Cr (VI) reduction by Pseudomonas brassicacearum LZ-4 in wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 221, 121-129.


Yu, Z., He, Z., Tao, X., Zhou, J., Yang, Y., Zhao, M., ... & Li X.* (2016). The shifts of sediment microbial community phylogenetic and functional structures during chromium (VI) reduction. Ecotoxicology, 25(10), 1759-1770.


Wenyang Wu, Haiying Huang, Zhenmin Ling, Zhengsheng Yu, Yiming Jiang, Pu Liu, Xiangkai Li§. Genome sequencing reveals mechanisms for heavy metal resistance and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in Delftia lacustris strain LZ-C. Ecotoxicology. 2016, 25(1): 234-247.


Yuan, W., Yang, N., & Li, X*. (2016). Advances in Understanding How Heavy Metal Pollution Triggers Gastric Cancer. BioMed Research International, 2016.


Zhang, H., Ma, Y., Liu, P., & Li, X*. (2016). Multidrug resistance operon emrAB contributes for chromate and ampicillin co-resistance in a Staphylococcus strain isolated from refinery polluted river bank. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 1648.


Zhe Zheng, Yabo Li , Xiaowei Zhang , Pu Liu , Jun Ren , Gaofeng Wu , Yanli Zhang , Yong Chen , Xiangkai Li*. (2015).A Bacillus subtilis strain can reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent and an nfrA gene is involved[J]. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2015, 97: 90-96.


Han, S., Zhang, H., Xie, Y., Liu, L., Shan, C., Li, X., ... & Tang, Y. (2015). Application of cow milk-derived carbon dots/Ag NPs composite as the antibacterial agent. Applied Surface Science, 328, 368-373.


Liu, X., Wu, G., Zhang, Y., Wu, D., Li, X., & Liu, P. (2015). Chromate Reductase YieF from Escherichia coli Enhances Hexavalent Chromium Resistance of Human HepG2 Cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(6), 11892-11902.


Jiang, Y., Huang, H., Wu, M., Yu, X., Chen, Y., Liu, P., & Li, X*. (2015). Pseudomonas sp. LZ-Q continuously degrades phenanthrene under hypersaline and hyperalkaline condition in a membrane bioreactor system. Biophysics Reports, 1(3), 156-167.


Chen, Z., Zou, L., Zhang, H., Chen, Y., Liu, P., & Li, X.*. (2014). Thioredoxin is involved in hexavalent chromium reduction in Streptomyces violaceoruber strain LZ-26-1 isolated from the Lanzhou reaches of the Yellow River.International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 94, 146-151.


Shigaki, T., & Li, X.*. (2014). Editorial: Special Issue: Genetically Modified Foods: Are they Really Better?). Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture, 6(1), 2.


Han, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, J., Xie, Y., Liu, L., Wang, H., Li, X.,... & Tang, Y. (2014). Fabrication, gradient extraction and surface polarity-dependent photoluminescence of cow milk-derived carbon dots. RSC Advances, 4(101), 58084-58089.


Yao, Y., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Sheng, H., Li, X., Li, T., ... & An, L. (2014). Water free anaerobic co-digestion of vegetable processing waste with cattle slurry for methane production at high total solid content. Energy, 74, 309-313.


Yao, Y., Sheng, H., Luo, Y., He, M., Li, X., Zhang, H., ... & An, L. (2014). Optimization of anaerobic co-digestion of Solidago canadensis L. biomass and cattle slurry. Energy, 78, 122-127.


Zou, L., Chen, Z., Zhang, X., Liu, P., & Li, X.*. (2014). Phosphate promotes uranium (VI) adsorption in Staphylococcus aureus LZ‐01. Letters in applied microbiology.


Zhang, X., Wu, W., Virgo, N., Zou, L., Liu, P., & Li, X.*. (2014). Global transcriptome analysis of hexavalent chromium stress responses in Staphylococcus aureus LZ-01. Ecotoxicology, 1-12.


Chen, Z., Zou, L., Zhang, H., Chen, Y., Liu, P., & Li, X.*. (2014). Thioredoxin is involved in hexavalent chromium reduction in Streptomyces violaceoruber strain LZ-26-1 isolated from the Lanzhou reaches of the Yellow River. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 94, 146-151.


Li, X., Zhang, H., Ma, Y., Liu, P., Krumholz, L.R. (2014). Genes required for alleviation of uranium toxicity in sulfate reducing bacterium Desulfovibio alaskensis G20. Ecotoxicology, 23(4), 726-733.


Wu, G., Sun, M., Liu, P., Zhang, X., Yu, Z., Zheng, Z., Chen, Y., Li, X*. (2014). Enterococcus faecalis strain LZ-11 isolated from Lanzhou reach of the Yellow River is able to resist and absorb Cadmium. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116(5), 1172-1180.


Yu, Z., Li, J., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Zhai, X., Wu, G., Liu, P., Li, X*. (2014). A mer operon confers mercury reduction in a Staphylococcus epidermidis strain isolated from Lanzhou reach of the Yellow River. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 90(Supplement C), 57-63.


Tao X, Yan L, Yu Z, Zhao M, Zhang X, Li X*. (2013) Structural and Functional Characterization of a Soil Microbial Community which is Able to Convert Waste Cooking Oil to Fatty-acid-Derived Fuels. J Bioremed Biodeg 4: 201. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000201


Luming Zou,Pu Liu ,Xiangkai Li*.(2013) New advances molecular mechanism of microbial hexavalent chromium reduction. International Journal of Biotechnology and Food Science,Vol. 1(2) (Invited Review)


Zhang X, Krumholz LR, Yu Z, Chen Y, Liu P, Li X*. (2013) A Novel Subspecies of Staphylococcus aureus from Sediments of Lanzhou Reach of the Yellow River Aerobically Reduces Hexavalent Chromium. J Bioremed Biodeg 4:188. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000188 


Xuanyu Tao, Yabo Li, Haiying Huang, Yong Chen, Pu Liu, Xiangkai Li*. (2013) Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough prefers lactate over hydrogen as electron donor. Annals of Microbiology 


Li X*, Yang J, Manary M, Hirschi KD (2012) Biotechnologically-Modified Cassava: Protein Absorption Relative to Casein. J Bioequiv Availab 4: 040-043. doi:10.4172/jbb.1000109


Li X*, Yang J, Morris J, Hester A, Nakata PA, Hirschi KD, Genetically Modified Medicago truncatula Lacking Calcium Oxalate has Increased Calcium Bioavailability and Partially Rescues Vitamin D Receptor Knockout Mice Phenotypes. J Bioequiv Availab 5: 047-052. doi:10.4172/jbb.1000133


Li, X., Krumholz, L.R. (2009). Thioredoxin Is Involved in U(VI) and Cr(VI) Reduction in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20. Journal of Bacteriology, 191(15), 4924-4933.


Li, X., Krumholz, L.R. (2007). Regulation of Arsenate Resistance in Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20 by an arsRBCC Operon and an arsC Gene. Journal of Bacteriology, 189(10), 3705-3711.

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