Jinzi Deng

In the lab:

Biofilms are aggregates of surface-attaching bacteria enclosed in extracellular polymeric matrix (EPS). Compared to planktonic bacteria of the same species, biofilm-associated bacteria can tolerate antimicrobial concentrations orders of magnitude higher. I am utilizing microfluidic devices to study antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and the effect of transient micro-chemical environments on bacterial resistance.


Out of the lab:

My undergraduate study was completed at the East China University of Science and Technology in Chemical Engineering. I subsequently went to Lübeck, Germany and studied Environmental Engineering at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. I then received my thesis diploma at University of Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. I also researched under Dr. Holf Hilgenfield at the Lübeck Biochemistry Institute before starting my graduate study at the University of Connecticut.

I have played the piano since I was 5 and particularily love Chopin and Beethoven. Chinese is my native language, but I can also speak a little bit of German. I also like to cook and go swimming.