Engineering & Human Health

Welcome to Ye Lab for environmental microbiology and human health. Our research is motivated by the continuous health threats posed by a variety of viruses and other microbial pathogens. These pathogens can survive and transmit diseases through the urban water cycle. We are applying high-throughput biomolecular and analytical methods to characterize the fate and functions of microbes in water distribution and treatment systems. Our goal is to safeguard our communities with advanced tools of monitoring, forecasting, and mitigating microbial risks in the engineered systems.