Graduate School
(2010), Biology

Research Interest

  • Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota
  • Gut Microbiota Imbalance and Colorectal Cancer
  • Host-Microbe Interactions During Episodes of Inflammation
  • Metabolism and Virulence During Salmonella Infection
  • Pathogenesis of Non-typhoidal Salmonella Infections


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

l-Arginine sensing regulates virulence gene expression and disease progression in enteric pathogens.
Menezes-Garcia Z, Kumar A, Zhu W, Winter SE, Sperandio V, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2020 May
Infection-Induced Intestinal Dysbiosis Is Mediated by Macrophage Activation and Nitrate Production.
Wang S, El-Fahmawi A, Christian DA, Fang Q, Radaelli E, Chen L, Sullivan MC, Misic AM, Ellringer JA, Zhu XQ, Winter SE, Hunter CA, Beiting DP, MBio 2019 May 10 3
STAT2 dependent Type I Interferon response promotes dysbiosis and luminal expansion of the enteric pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium.
Wilson RP, Tursi SA, Rapsinski GJ, Medeiros NJ, Le LS, Kotredes KP, Patel S, Liverani E, Sun S, Zhu W, Kilpatrick L, Winter SE, Gamero AM, Tükel Ç, PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 15 4 e1007745
Transition metals and host-microbe interactions in the inflamed intestine.
Zhu W, Spiga L, Winter S, Biometals 2019 Feb

Honors & Awards

  • BWF Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2018)
  • Research Scholar
    American Cancer Society (2017)
  • ICAAC Young Investigator Award
    American Society for Microbiology (2014)
  • Becton Dickinson Research Award
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (2015-2017)
  • Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity (2012-2020)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2006)