Li Zhang

Li Zhang

Assistant Research Professor

Mailing Address:
325 Wise Center Drive
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Bacterial genetics and genomics
  • Infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance
  • Vaccine development
  • Molecular detection of pathogens
  • Gut microbiome and health

Graduate Students


Fancher, C. A., H. T. Thames, M. G. Colvin, L. Zhang, N. Nuthalapati, A. Kiess, T. T. Dinh, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran. 2021. Research note: Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Clostridium perfringens in 'no antibiotics ever' broiler farms. Poultry Science 100(11):101414.  Download

Fancher, C. A., L. Zhang, A. S. Kiess, P. A. Adhikari, T. T. Dinh, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran. 2020. Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens: Challenges in no antibiotics ever broiler production and potential solutions. Microorganisms 8(10):1533. Download

Shao, Z., Z. Zhang, H. Fan, X. Wang, H. Wu, L. Zhang, W.-H. Cheng, J. Zhu. 2019. Selenoprotein T promotes proliferation and G1-to-S transition in SK-N-SH cells: Implications in Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Nutrition 149:2110-2119. Download

Zhang, L., J. H. Zhu, X. Zhang, W.-H. Cheng. 2019. The thioredoxin-like family of selenoproteins: Implications in aging and age-related degeneration. Biological Trace Element Research 188:189-195.  Download

Zhao, Z., C. Wang, L. Zhang, Y. Zhao, C. Duan, X. Zhang, L. Gao, S. Li. 2019. Lactobacillus plantarum NA136 improves the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by modulating the AMPK/Nrf2 pathway. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 103(14):5843-5850. Download

Lu, H.-Y., H. Zeng, L. Zhang, J. M. Porres, W.-H. Cheng. 2018. Fecal fermentation products of common bean-derived fiber inhibit C/EBPα and PPARγ expression and lipid accumulation but stimulate PPARδ and UCP2 expression in the adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 60:9-15.  Download

Zhang, L., H. Zeng, W.-H. Cheng. 2018. Beneficial and paradoxical roles of selenium at nutritional levels of intake in healthspan and longevity. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 127:3-13.  Download

Cao, L., L. Zhang, H. Zeng, R. T. Wu, T.-L. Wu, W.-H. Cheng. 2017. Analyses of selenotranscriptomes and selenium concentrations in response to dietary selenium deficiency and age reveal common and distinct patterns by tissue and sex in telomere-dysfunctional mice. The Journal of Nutrition 147(10): 1858-1866. Download