Hua Shen, Ph.D.


COURSE TAUGHT: General Biology (with Laboratory)


B.S. in Microbiology

Nankai University, P.R. China

M.S. in Microbiology & Immunology

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology

University of British Columbia, Vancouver


I have taught courses of various subject areas of microbiology such as Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Molecular cell Biology, Environmental Microbiology with accompanying laboratory, and research and investigation. My research interest include sensitive and real-time environmental pathogen detection, drug-resistant bacteria, and the biocontrol of drug-resistant bacteria with bacteriophage. I cultivate students research interest and and involve students in research. With students, we isolated a novel strain of drug resistant bacteria S. aureus. Besides teaching and research, I enjoy gardening, playing badminton, and cooking.

Selected Publications:

  1. Hua Shen, Eyitayo Akoda and Kunyan Zhang. 2013. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among students at a historically black university: A Case Study.  International J. of Microbiol, vol. 2013, Article ID 979734, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/979734.
  2. Tamim Younos, Valerie (Jody) Harwood, Joseph O. Falkinham III, Hua Shen.     Pathogens in Natural and Engineered Systems: Emerging Issues.  Water Resources   IMPACT, 9(3):11-4.
  3. Hua Shen, Snezna Rogelj, Thomas L. Kieft. 2006. Sensitive, real-time PCR detects low-levels of contamination by Legionella pneumophila in commercial reagents. Molecular & Cellular Probes, 20(3-4): 147-153.
  4. Pao, S.P. Randolph, E.W. Westbrook, and H.Shen. 2004. Use of Bacteriophages to Control Salmonella in Experimentally Contaminated Sprout Seeds.  J. Food Science, 69(5): M127-3