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Shujie Shen

I come from southwest of China. I got my bachelor's degree in Sichuan University. In there, I was working on collagen based biodegradable material. Since 2009 fall, I am a MS candidate in Utah State University; currently, I am focusing on several kinds of special mycobacteria, whose genomes are highly similar to the pathogen Mycobacteria tuberculosis. In one of my project, they are used as surrogates to investigate anti-mycobacterial activity of new agent. On the other hand, these mycobacteria can degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants. We use promoters in the genome, which are related to some crucial enzymes in the degradation process, and ligate them with reported gene GFP sequence to construct a whole cell biosensor to detect pollutants in environment.