Ling<img alt="Fangqiong Ling" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Fangqiong%20Ling.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant professorFangqiong Ling - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Studies microbial ecosystems to improve water supply safety and public health<p>PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016<br/>MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011<br/>BS, Tsinghua University, 2008<br/></p> <span> <hr/></span> <strong style="text-align: center;">Affiliations</strong> <ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE)</a><br/></li><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Department of Computer Science and Engineering</a><br/></li><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;"> Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences</a><br/></li><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Living Earth Collaborative</a><br/></li><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;"> Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences</a><br/></li><li> <a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;"> Division of Computational & Data Sciences</a><br/></li></ul>​Assistant Professor<p>​<span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em;">Expertise</span></p><p>Fangqiong Ling leads a computational and experimental lab to study bacterial colonization and transmission at the boundary of built and natural environments. She explores microbiomes as environmental sensors and public health sentinels. </p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Her research employs genomics, machine learning and theory. The lab’s ultimate goal is to discover the principles underlying the diversity, functioning and resilience of microbial ecosystems and develop tools to enable ecologically aware designs. Current research topics and interests include:<br/></p><ul><li> Assembly, structure and dynamics of bacterial communities in tap water and water supply networks<br/></li><li> Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in biofuel production processes<br/></li><li> Development of population matrices based on personal microbiome data<br/></li><li> Development of tools to tackle hospital-acquired infections<br/></li></ul><h3>​Biography<br/></h3>Fangqiong Ling joined the WashU faculty in August 2018. Prior to joining WashU, Fangiqong was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Microbiology of the Built Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship.<br/><p></p><img alt="water" src="/news/PublishingImages/washu%20engineering%20pratim%20biswas%20water.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-2340<br/><a href="" style="text-align: center; background-color: #ffffff;">​</a><br/><span style="text-align: center;">Green Hall, Room 3120E</span></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 510f598d-b5e2-4487-8f8a-e8f8c18cc58a" id="div_510f598d-b5e2-4487-8f8a-e8f8c18cc58a" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_510f598d-b5e2-4487-8f8a-e8f8c18cc58a" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>



Ling receives Living Earth Collaborative grant receives Living Earth Collaborative grant
Ling receives Powe Junior Faculty Award receives Powe Junior Faculty Award
2019 Collaboration Initiation Grants awarded to four faculty members Collaboration Initiation Grants awarded to four faculty members