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Sang-Jin Suh
Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Office: 326 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-1666
Fax: (334) 844-1645



A.B. Honors - University of Chicago
M.S. - University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin
Postdoc - University of Wisconsin and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoc)
Postdoc - Medical College of Virginia (CFF Postdoc and NIH Postdoc Trainee)

Research and Teaching Interests

Physiology and genetics of bacterial pathogens, bacterial stress response, development of biosensors for realtime detection of pathogens, discovery of antibiotics, bacteriophage genetics, and metabolic engineering of bacteria for value-added products

Selected Publications

  1. Zeng, Y., X. P. Hu, and S.-J. Suh. 2016. Characterization of antibacterial activities of eastern subterranean termite Reticuliterme flavipes against human pathogens. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162249. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162249.   
  2. Suh, S.-J., Shuman, J., Carroll, and Silo-Suh, L. 2016. BEEP: An assay to Bioenergetic and Envelope Permeability mutants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Microbiol. Methods. 125: 81-86.
  3. Horikawa, S., I-H. Chen, S. Du, Y. Liu, H. Wikle, S.-J. Suh, J. M. Barbaree, and B. A. Chin. 2016. Method for detection of a few pathogenic bacteria and determination of live versus dead cells. Proceedings for SPIE 9864, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VIII, 98640H. 
  4. Aly, S, D. Boothe, and S.-J. Suh. 2015. A novel alanine to serine substitution mutation in SoxS induces overexpression of efflux pumps and contributes to multidrug resistance in clinical Escherichia coli isolates. J. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 70 (8): 2228-2233.
  5. Horikawa, S., Y. Chai, H. Wikle, S.-J. Suh, J. M. Barbaree, and B. A. Chin. 2015. Direct detection of Salmonella on fresh produce. ECS Transactions 69, 25-31.
  6. Silo-Suh, L. A., Suh, S. J., Ohman, D. E., Wozniak, D. J., & Pridgeon, J. W. (2015). Complete genome sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mucoid strain FRD1, isolated from a cystic fibrosis patient. Genome Announcements3(2), e00153-15.
  7. Dai, J., Suh, S. J., Hamon, M., & Hong, J. W. (2015). Determination of antibiotic EC50 using a zeroflow microfluidic chip based growth phenotype assay. Biotechnology Journal10(11), 1783-1791.
  8. Horikawa, S., Y. Chai, H. Wikle, J. Dai, J, Hu, S.-J. Suh, V. Vodyanoy, and B. A. Chin. Nature-inspired magnetoelastic biosentinels for the detection of pathogenic bacteria in stagnant liquids. 2015. Proc. SPIE 9488, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VII, 94880C. May, Baltimore, MD. doi: 10.1117/12.2087766
  9. Prakash, D., Wu, Y., Suh, S. J., & Duin, E. C. (2014). Elucidating the process of activation of methyl-coenzyme M reductase. Journal of Bacteriology196(13), 2491-2498.
  10. Zeng, Y., X. P. Hu, X.-Q. Yu, and S.-J. Suh. 2014. Multiple antibacterial activities of proteinaceous compounds in crude extract from the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar (Blattodea: Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Advances in Research 2 (8): 455-461.


Undergraduate Graduate
Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics - BIOL5260
Microbial Physiology - BIOL5210
Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology - BIOL4950
Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics - BIOL6260
Microbial Physiology - BIOL6210
Biology of Pathogens - BIOL7970

Last updated: 09/13/2016