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Christopher Rensing
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Dr. Rensing was born in Princeton, NJ, but grew up mainly in Germany. He studied and obtained his Ph.D. at the Freie Universit?t Berlin and later Martin-Luther Universit?t Halle-Wittenberg in 1996. His Ph.D. with Dietrich H. Nies sought to gain a better understanding of how Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 can survive under extremely high concentrations of heavy metals. As a postdoc, he then joined Barry Rosen's lab at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, working mainly on the biochemical characterization of two metal-transporting P-type ATPases, ZntA and CopA. In 1999 he joined the University of Arizona, and in 2007 he was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2011 he joined RTI International as director of research into Food safety at the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology and in 2012 accepted a position as full professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Dr. Rensing carried out two-month research at IUE in 2013, under the auspices of CAS Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists. Now, he is a member of IUE faculty.

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Research Interest:

Microbe-pollutant interactions and their implications for environmental selection of antibiotic resistance,Evolution of copper resistance in Pseudomonas spp,Phytoremediation of heavy and transition metals aided by legume-rhizobia symbiosis,Role of copper in killing of bacteria inside of amoeba,Biogenesis of selenium nanospheres by the obligate aerobic bacteriumComamonas testosteroni S44

Selected Publications:

1. Li, H, Li, M, Huang, Y , Rensing, CGT & Wang, G 2013, ' In silico analysis of bacterial arsenic islands reveals remarkable synteny and functional relatedness between arsenate and phosphate ' Frontiers in Microbiology , vol 4, 347., http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2013.00347 

2. German, N, Doyscher, D & Rensing, CGT 2013, ' Bacterial killing in macrophages and amoeba: do they all use a brass dagger? ' Future Microbiology , vol 8, no. 10, pp. 1257-1264., http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fmb.13.100 

3. Xie, W-Y, Huang, Q, Li, G , Rensing, CGT & Zhu, Y-G 2013, ' Cadmium accumulation in the rootless macrophyte Wolffia globosa and its potential for phytoremediation ' International Journal of Phytoremediation , vol 15, no. 4, pp. 385-397., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2012.702809 

4. Zhang, S-Y, Sun, G-X, Yin, X-X , Rensing, CGT & Zhu, Y-G 2013, ' Biomethylation and volatilization of arsenic by the marine microalgae Ostreococcus tauri ' Chemosphere , vol 93, no. 1, pp. 47-53., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.04.063 

5. Hao, X, Xie, P, Johnstone, L, Miller, SJ , Rensing, CGT & Wei, G 2012, ' Genome Sequence and Mutational Analysis of Plant-Growth-Promoting Bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens CCNWGS0286 Isolated from a Zinc-Lead Mine Tailing ' Applied and Environmental Microbiology , vol 78, no. 15, pp. 5384-5394., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01200-12 

6. Kalle, E, Gulevich, A & Rensing, CGT 2013, ' External and semi-internal controls for PCR amplification of homologous sequences in mixed templates ' Journal of Microbiological Methods , vol 95, no. 2, pp. 285-294., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2013.09.014 

7. Kang, Y-S, Heinemann, J, Bothner, B , Rensing, CGT & McDermott, TR 2012, 'Integrated co-regulation of bacterial arsenic and phosphorus metabolisms ' Environmental Microbiology , vol 14, no. 12, pp. 3097-3109., http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02881.x 

8. Li, X, Gong, J, Hu, Y, Cai, L, Johnstone, L, Grass, G , Rensing, CGT & Wang, G 2012, ' Genome Sequence of the Moderately Halotolerant, Arsenite-Oxidizing Bacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri TS44 ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 16, pp. 4473-4474., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.00907-12 

9. Hao, X, Lin, Y, Johnstone, L, Baltrus, DA, Miller, SJ, Wei, G & Rensing, CGT 2012, ' Draft Genome Sequence of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobium Mesorhizobium amorphae, Isolated from Zinc-Lead Mine Tailings ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 3, pp. 736-737., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06475-11 

10. Kim, E-H & Rensing, CGT 2012, ' 1Genome of Halomonas Strain GFAJ-1, a Blueprint for Fame or Business as Usual ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 7, pp. 1643-1645., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.00025-12 

11. Kang, Y-S, Bothner, B , Rensing, CGT & McDermott, TR 2012, ' Involvement of RpoN in Regulating Bacterial Arsenite Oxidation ' Applied and Environmental Microbiology , vol 78, no. 16, pp. 5638-5645., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00238-12 

12. Wang, H, Li, H, Shao, Z, Liao, S, Johnstone, L , Rensing, CGT & Wang, G 2012, 'Genome Sequence of Deep-Sea Manganese-Oxidizing Bacterium Marinobacter manganoxydans MnI7-9 ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 4, pp. 899-900., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06551-1113. Santo, CE, Lin, Y, Hao, X, Wei, G , Rensing, CGT & Grass, G 2012, ' Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas psychrotolerans L19, Isolated from Copper Alloy Coins ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 6, pp. 1623-1624., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06786-11 

14.Ye, J , Rensing, CGT , Rosen, BP & Zhu, Y-G 2012, ' Arsenic biomethylation by photosynthetic organisms ' Trends in Plant Science , vol 17, no. 3, pp. 155-162., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2011.12.003 

15. Aguilar-Barajas, E, Jeronimo-Rodriguez, P, Ramirez-Diaz, MI , Rensing, CGT & Cervantes, C 2012, ' The ChrA homologue from a sulfur-regulated gene cluster in cyanobacterial plasmid pANL confers chromate resistance ' World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology , vol 28, no. 3, pp. 865-869., http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-011-0883-3 

16. Hao, X, Lin, Y, Johnstone, L, Liu, G, Wang, G, Wei, G, McDermott, T & Rensing, CGT 2012, ' Genome Sequence of the Arsenite-Oxidizing Strain Agrobacterium tumefaciens 5A ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 4, pp. 903-903., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06585-11 

17. Zhu, L, Elguindi, J , Rensing, CGT & Ravishankar, S 2012, ' Antimicrobial activity of different copper alloy surfaces against copper resistant and sensitive Salmonella enterica ' Food Microbiology , vol 30, no. 1, pp. 303-310., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2011.12.001 

18. Huang, Y, Li, H , Rensing, CGT , Zhao, K, Johnstone, L & Wang, G 2012, 'Genome Sequence of the Facultative Anaerobic Arsenite-Oxidizing and Nitrate-Reducing Bacterium Acidovorax sp Strain NO1 ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 6, pp. 1635-1636., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06814-11 

19. Liu, G, Liu, M, Kim, E-H, Maaty, WS, Bothner, B, Lei, B, Wang, G, McDermott, TR & Rensing, CGT 2012, ' A periplasmic arsenite-binding protein involved in regulating arsenite oxidation ' Environmental Microbiology , vol 14, no. 7, pp. 1624-1634., http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02672.x 

20. Li, X, Hu, Y, Gong, J, Lin, Y, Johnstone, L , Rensing, CGT & Wang, G 2012, 'Genome Sequence of the Highly Efficient Arsenite-Oxidizing Bacterium Achromobacter arsenitoxydans SY8 ' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 5, pp. 1243-1244., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06667-11 

21. Lin, Y, Fan, H, Hao, X, Johnstone, L, Hu, Y, Wei, G, Alwathnani, HA, Wang, G & Rensing, CGT 2012, ' Draft Genome Sequence of Halomonas sp Strain HAL1, a Moderately Halophilic Arsenite-Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from Gold-Mine Soil' Journal of Bacteriology , vol 194, no. 1, pp. 199-200., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.06359-11 

22. Gudipaty, SA, Larsen, AS , Rensing, CGT & McEvoy, MM 2012, ' Regulation of Cu(I)/Ag(I) efflux genes in Escherichia coli by the sensor kinase CusS ' F E M S Microbiology Letters , vol 330, no. 1, pp. 30-37., http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2012.02529.x 

23. Wang, B, Pierson, LSIII , Rensing, CGT , Gunatilaka, MK & Kennedy, C 2012, 'NasT-Mediated Antitermination Plays an Essential Role in the Regulation of the Assimilatory Nitrate Reductase Operon in Azotobacter vinelandii ' Applied and Environmental Microbiology , vol 78, no. 18, pp. 6558-6567., http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01720-12 

24. Ramirez-Diaz, MI, Diaz-Magaria, A, Meza-Carmen, V, Johnstone, L, Cervantes, C & Rensing, CGT 2011, ' Nucleotide sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosaconjugative plasmid pUM505 containing virulence and heavy-metal resistance genes ' Plasmid , vol 66, no. 1, pp. 7-18., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plasmid.2011.03.002 

25. Mealman, TD, Bagai, I, Singh, P, Goodlett, DR , Rensing, CGT , Zhou, H, Wysocki, VH & McEvoy, MM 2011, ' Interactions between CusF and CusB identified by NMR spectroscopy and chemical cross-linking coupled to mass spectrometry ' Biochemistry , vol 50, no. 13, pp. 2559-2566., http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi102012j

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