Dissertation: "From Replication Initiation to Condensation and Partition of Chromosome
and Plasmid in Escherichia coli"
M.D. in Medicine, Henan Medical University, China
Katie Leiker* and Tao Weitao. The SOS response of biofilms. International Journal
of Clinical and Medical Microbiology. In press (2016)
Annie Wolfe*, Kara Phipps*, Tao Weitao. SOS-related AAA+ motor proteins: common mechanisms
to divergent functions. Cell & Bioscience. doi: 10.1186/2045-3701-4-31. eCollection
Peixuan Guo, Zhengyi Zhao, Jeannie Haak, Shaoying Wang, DongWu, BingMeng, and Tao
Weitao. Common mechanisms of DNA translocation motors in bacteria and viruses using
one-way revolution mechanism without rotation. Biotechnology Advances. 32, 853-872
Shakinah T Chellappa, Reshma Maredia, Kara Phipps*, William E Haskins, Tao Weitao.
Motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contributes to the SOS-inducible biofilm formation.
Research in Microbiology. 164: 1019-27. (2013).
Shakinah T Chellappa1; Reshma Maredia; Kara Phipps*; Annie Wolfe*; Elizabeth Packard;
William E Haskins; Tao Weitao. Motility plays a role in the SOS-inducible biofilm
formation. In a Book: Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science,
technology and education. FORMATEX RESEARCH CENTER. A. Mendez-Vilas (Ed.). (Book chapter)
Dallo, S., Zhang, B., Denno, J., Hong, S., Tsai, A., Haskins, W., Ye, J.Y., and Weitao,
T. Association of Acinetobacter baumannii EF-Tu with cell surface, outer membrane
vesicles and fibronectin. TSWJ Microbiology. 2012: 128705. (2012).
Maredia, R., Devineni, Navya., Lentz, Peter., Dallo, Shatha F., Yu, JiehJuen., Guentzel,
Neal., Chambers, James., Arulanandam, Bernard., Haskins, William E., Weitao, Tao.
Vesiculation from Pseudomonas aeruginosa under SOS. ISRN Molecular Biology. 2012:402919.
Zhang, B., Dallo, S., Peterson, R., Hussain, S., Weitao, T., Ye, JY. Detection of
anthrax lef with DNA-based photonic crystal sensors. (2011). Journal of Biomedical
Optics 16: 1270061-1270066.
* - indicates SBU student
Speaker of Session 3-4: Microbiology, Microbiome Study and Metagenomics at BIT’s
7th World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China. 2016.
Biofilm 6 International Conference. University of Vienna, Austra. 2014.
Speaker at International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)17-20 April, 2013
Boston (Speaker). 2013.
Poster presentation in Biofilm 5 International Conference. Paris, France. 2012.
Seminar speaker. The US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment Institute of Surgical
Research at Fort Sam Houston. 2012.
The Texas Branch of the American Society of Microbiology Fall 2011 meeting at the
University of Texas at Arlington. (Invited speaker and oral presentation). 2011.
Department of Army Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Extramural
Research Peer Review Meeting (Speaker). 2010.
The 11th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
Honolulu, Hawaii. (Poster presentation). 2009.
Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Clinical and Medical Microbiology
Review manuscripts for Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, American Society
Review manuscripts for Nature Communications
Review manuscripts for Cell & Biosciences
Scientist Reviewer for Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program of US Army Medical Research
and Materiel Command /Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (USAMRMC/CDMRP)
on Infectious Diseases
Sigma Zeta, science and mathematics honor society
International Journal of Clinical and Medical Microbiology
Editorial Board Member
Honors and Awards
Faculty Newcomer of the Year, SBU, 2013
Faculty Development Award, SBU, 2012
Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program. Weitao (PI). 31/9/2010-31/9/2011. Award
title: “Developing countermeasures against combat wound infections.”
San Antonio Area Foundation. (PI). 1/6/2008–30/11/2010. “A countermeasure against
war injury-related infections with Acinetobacter baumannii”
Barshop Seed grant program in the comparative biology of aging. (PI). 6/1/2008–6/1/2009.
“Proteomic characterization of Fugu fry cells under DNA replication stress and the
American Federation for Aging Research. (PI). 6/1/2006–12/31/2008. “Caloric Restriction
Represses DNA Damage during Chromosomal DNA Replication.” Nationwide competition
with top 7.5% awarded.
Entrepreneur Initiative Grant from Brook Air Force Base. (PI). 6/1/2005–6/1/2006.
“Inhibition of Biofilm Formation in Infected Wound by Chinese Medicinal Herb Panax
notoginseng –Development of Operation and Battlefields-Associated Wound Healing Therapies.”
USTA Faculty Honors in recognition of 5-years of employment
Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
Teaching Bible study for new believers at Baptist Student Union (Chinese students’
church) at Missouri State University in Springfield
Campus Adviser for Baptist Student Ministry at UT San Antonio, 2011-2012
Member of Church Council of First Chinese Baptist Church at San Antonio (FCBCSA),
Member of Leadership Team of FCBCSA Bible Study Fellowship for Students, 2004-2012