Dr. Tian is an accomplished researcher in the field of Environmental Microbiology. He obtained his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015, where he specialized in studying the diversity and function of microbes in different environments. Following his graduation, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma from 2016 to 2019, where he was involved in several projects funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), with a particular focus on microbiomes in soil, water, and animal guts.
In 2019, Dr. Tian joined the Institute for Food Safety and Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology as a Research Scientist. Here, he has been concentrating on the study of food pathogens and the development of bioinformatics tools using machine learning techniques. His extensive experience in both experimental and computational biology enables him to conduct research on microbial diversity and function using cutting-edge techniques, such as genomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics.
Dr. Tian's research is centered on microbes from a wide range of environments, including food, animals, soil, groundwater, and seawater. He is adept at utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, such as third-generation sequencing (e.g., Nanopore) and machine learning, in his microbial genomics studies. His contributions to the field of Environmental Microbiology are highly valued, and his work has been published in several reputable scientific journals.