“I like to face the sea and the blue sky when I go out. It also makes me have a love and awe for nature! At home, I like to make creative cuisine, or maybe dark cuisine!”


PhD student (3rd yr)

Microbes, as ancient creatures on earth, are everywhere. Actually, they are the protagonists on earth, especially viruses, and bacterial viruses or bacteriophages, are simple but full of many unsolved mysteries, which also fascinate me. I currently use the Acinetobacter baumannii and its phage model to explore the interaction mechanisms of co-evolution of phage and its host. I look forward to providing new strategies and insights for clinical phage treatment of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.


Loh B, Zhang L, Hua X, Yu Y, Long M, Wang X, Manohar P, Nachimuthu R, Martins WMBS, Toleman MA, Leptihn S. (2021) Complete Genome of the Virulent Klebsiella pneumoniae Phage Geezett Infecting Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Strains. Microbiology Resource Announcements. Accepted.

Loh B, Wang X, Hua X, Luo J, Wen T, Zhang L, Ma L, Manohar P, Nachimuthu R, Grainge I, Yu Y, Leptihn S. (2021) Complete genomes of Bacteriophages Kaya, Guyu, Kopi and TehO that target clinical strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbiology Resource Announcements. Accepted.

Wang X, Loh B, Altamirano FG, Yu Y, Hua X, Leptihn S. (2021) Colistin-phage combinations decrease antibiotic resistance in A. baumannii via changes in envelope architecture. Emerging Microbes & Infections. Accepted
doi: 10.1080/22221751.2021.2002671

Loh B, Wang X, Hua X, Chook HW, Ma L, Zhang L, Manohar P, Jin Y, Leptihn S. (2021) Complete Genome of the Lytic Bacteriophage Phab24 that infects Clinical Strains of the Nosocomial Pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 10(40) e00669-21.
doi: 10.1128/MRA.00669-21

Wang X, Loh B, Yu Y, Hua X, Leptihn S. (2021) Phage Resistance Mechanisms Increase Colistin Sensitivity in Acinetobacter baumannii. bioRxiv.
doi: 10.1101/2021.07.23.453473