Faculty & Staff

Shien Lu

Discipline: Plant Pathology

Specialty: Plant Bacteriology
Email: sl332@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-3511
Fax: (662) 325-8955
Office Location: Dorman Hall, Room 211

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Washington State University
  • M.S., Shandong Agricultural University, China
  • B.S., Shandong Agricultural University, China

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4113/6113 - Principles of Plant Pathology
  • EPP 4163/6163 - Plant Disease Management
  • EPP 8133 - Plant Bacteriology

Research Interests

  • Bacterial genetics
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Antagonistic bacteria
  • Biologically-based management of plant diseases

Recent Publications

  • Deng, P., X. Wang, S. M. Baird, K. C. Showmaker, L. J. Smith, D. G. Peterson, S. Lu, 2016. Comparative genome-wide analysis reveals that Burkholderia contaminans MS14 possesses multiple antimicrobial biosynthesis genes but not major genetic loci required for pathogenesis. MicorbiologyOpen 5(3):353-369. Download
  • Escano, J., P. Deng, S. Lu, J. Smith, 2016. Draft genome sequence of oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans JH1140. Genome Announcements 4(3):e00472-16. Download
  • Memili, A., X. Wang, S. Lu, E. Memili. 2016. The emergence of tetracycline resistance in rumen bacteria. Journal of Emerging Investigators. Download
  • Wang, X., A. Liu, A. Cuerrero, J. Liu, X. Yu, P. Deng, L. Ma, S. Baird, L. Smith, X. Li, S. Lu. 2016. Occidiofungin is an important component responsible for the antifungal activity of burkholderia pyrrocinia strain Lyc2. Journal of Applied Microbiology 120(3):607-618. Download
  • Li, Y., G.W. Lawrence, S. Lu, C. Balbalian, V.P. Klink. 2014. Quantitative field testing Heterodera gylcines from metagenomic DNA samples isolated directly from soil under agronomic production. PLOS ONE 9(2):e0089887. Download