Welcome to the Kuang Lab home page! We are in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburgh. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding how intestinal bacteria regulate mammalian metabolism and immunity. We use a mix of techniques including genomics, gnotobiotics, laser capture microscopy to determine the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate host-microbial interactions. Our long-term goal is to identify new avenues for developing therapeutics against metabolic and immunological diseases.

If you are passionate about using multidisciplinary techniques to study host-microbial interactions, join us! We are recruiting lab members at all levels. Apply here.


News and Events

Dec 1, 2022

Neha will be joining our lab. Welcome, Neha!

Nov 23, 2022

Boyang and Bhavana will be joining our lab. Welcome, Boyang and Bhavana!

Nov 14, 2022

Jacob Werner will start his rotations in our lab. Welcome, Jacob!

Nov 8, 2022

The Kuang lab moves to a newly renovated space at MI 647. Congratulations to everyone!

Nov 3, 2022

Drs. Zheng Kuang, Jianglin Zhang and Junjie Ma are presenting at the 2022 Pittsburgh Rust Belt Microbiome Conference. Link.

Oct 22, 2022

Drs. Junjie Ma and Zheng Kuang volunteered for the YWCA STEM Stars Outreach event and introduced the microbial world and research in our lab to the middle-school students.

Oct 11, 2022

Dr. Jianglin Zhang received a Margaret Carver Travel Award. Congratulations!

Oct 05, 2022

Dr. Zheng Kuang received an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study how cells and bacteria found in the intestine work together to regulate metabolism and immunity and the impact this interplay has on digestive diseases. We appreciate the support!

Sep 23, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Jianglin Zhang on the best poster prize for the 2022 Elizabeth Jones Annual Retreat!

Sep 15, 2022

Yiran Duan received the Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar! Congratulations!

Aug 24, 2022

Sarah Oladejo and Samskrathi Sharma will start their rotations in our lab. Welcome, Sarah and Samskrathi!

Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Zheng Kuang is co-editing a special research topic on Environmental Rhythms at the Host-Microbe Interface for Frontiers in Genetics. Please feel free to reach out if you are interested! Link

Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Zheng Kuang is presenting at ENDO 2022 on Microbiota and circadian rhythms of lipid metabolism.

Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Zheng Kuang is presenting at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Medicine and the Microbiome on microbial regulation of mammalian circadian rhythms, metabolism and immunity.

Mar 10, 2022

Giselle Arellano receives a NASA Summer Internship through the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. Congratulations!

Feb 22, 2022

Xiantong Xin will start his rotation in our lab. Welcome, Xiantong!

Feb 1, 2022

Tafannum Hossin will be joining our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Tafannum!

Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Zheng Kuang received a $150,000 New Investigator Award from The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation to explore the mechanics of why metabolism is different in males and females. We appreciate the support!

Dec 6, 2021

Yiran Duan will be joining our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Yiran!

Nov 8, 2021

Shu-ting Cho and Jason Nguyen will start their rotations in our lab. Welcome, Shu-ting and Jason!

Oct 21, 2021

Giselle Arellano will be joining our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Giselle!

Oct 19, 2021

Dr, Junjie Ma will be joining our lab as a research associate. Welcome, Junjie!

Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Zheng Kuang is presenting at the Pittsburgh Area Microbial Pathogenesis.

July 19, 2021

Dr. Jianglin Zhang will be joining our lab as a postdoc researcher. Welcome, Jianglin!

July 1, 2021

Our lab is officially open!

October 29, 2020

We are hiring! Please check our Join Page for the details.

October 28, 2020

Our lab website is online!