I chose the research profession because I was fascinated with the world around me and wanted to explore on a cellular or molecular level the ways in which life exists. My research interests revolve around microbial profile changes in response to different environmental stimuli and how the changes impact on the host or environment and the molecular mechanisms behind the scenes.
I previously worked on the impacts of early life antibiotic exposure on gut microbial population, which led to expression changes of several genes that are related to pancreatic development and fatty acid transportation. Currently I am using molecular techniques in the Goss Lab to study ion regulation and transportation in a variety of fish as well as the toxicity of nanomaterials and hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water (FPW) to aquatic organisms.
For full list of publications, see Jiaying Li’s orcID: 0000-0002-8147-9847