Wei Shi serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, with responsibilities for teaching graduate-level course of soil microbiology, advising graduate and undergraduate students, and conducting research relevant to soil microbial community structure and function in natural and managed ecosystems, Dr. Shi has developed broad interests in soil microbiology and ecology. Her research goal is to obtain fundamental knowledge on soil microorganisms that may have profound impacts on soil processes and ecosystems services, including but not limited to soil carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling, and fate of environmentally important chemicals. Prior to joining North Carolina State University, Dr. Shi worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, where she conducted research about soil microbial community composition and function in response to soil contamination with heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons. Dr. Shi holds the B.S. degree in biology from Liaoning University, the M.S. degree in agroecology from Shenyang Agricultural University, China and the Doctorate degree in soil microbiology from Utah State University.
Biography Updated on 20 January 2011