Xun Wang

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-452
Livermore, CA 94550
email: wang138@llnl.gov
phone: 925 422 7505



Ph.D. in Microbiology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2022.
B.S. in Biology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2015.


Microbes play crucial roles in our environment and are also the driving force of synthetic biology. I'm interested in making discoveries from non-model species of microbes and apply the knowledge into engineering. My current projects involve using microbes to recover rare earth elements (REE) and to produce biofuels. 

Recent publications

Macias, L.A., Wang, X., Davies, B.W., and Brodbelt, J.S. (2022). Mapping Paratopes of Nanobodies using Native Mass Spectrometry and Ultraviolet Photodissociation. Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 6610-6618

Wang, X., Cole, C.G., DuPai, C.D., and Davies, B.W. (2020). Protein Aggregation is Associated with Acinetobacter baumanniiDesiccation Tolerance. Microorganisms 8, 343.

Wang, X., Trent, M.S., and Davies, B.W. (2019). Desiccation Tolerance Assays for Acinetobacter baumannii. Methods Mol. Biol. Clifton NJ 1946, 189–194.

Su, H. W., Zhu, J. H., Li, H., Cai, R. J., Ealand, C., Wang, X., ..., and Javid, B. (2016). The essential mycobacterial amidotransferase GatCAB is a modulator of specific translational fidelity. Nature microbiology1, 16147.