Xuesong He (何雪松), PhD, DDS

Xuesong He (何雪松), PhD, DDS

The Associate Member of Staff at The Forsyth Institute
Research Interests: Oral Microbiome; Bacterial interspecies interaction; Microbial-host interaction; Uncultivated bacteria, Candidate Phyla Radiation (CPR)
Microbial Ecology; Bacterial-phage interaction; Bacterial Epiparasite; Bacterial genetic; Bacterial pathogenesis.
Xuesong

Dr. He received his DDS from Peking University Health Science Center in 1997 and obtained his PhD in Microbiology from Indiana University in 2006. He joined School of Dentistry at UCLA in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Research Associated, held position as Assistant Professor in 2010 and Associate Professor in 2016, and has become a faculty at Forsyth Institute since 2018. Dr. He has a broad background in Microbiology, particularly oral microbiology with comprehensive knowledge of microbial genetics, cell-cell communication and microbial ecology and microbial-host interaction.  Some of his research interests include: 1) Understanding the interaction between the newly discovered human oral epiparasitic nanobacteria and their bacterial host; 2) Using novel culturing methods to isolate and study the physiology and pathogenesis of thus far “uncultivated” oral bacteria, including Candidate Phyla Radiation group within oral cavity; 3) Understanding the ecological and social aspects of host-associated microbiome, 4) Investigating the role of host-tRNA derived small RNA (tsRNA) in modulating host-oral microbial interaction. Dr. He is the contact PI of multiple active R01 grants from NIH. The national and international impact of Dr. He’s research can be proved by his over 60 well-cited publications in peer-reviewed leading scientific journals including PNAS, PLOS Pathogens, ISME J, Journal of Endodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Trends in Microbiology.

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