Kam Leung

Kam Leung


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8265
+1 (807) 343-8735
Office Location: 
Office: CB4024
Lab: CB3009
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

HBSc University of Hong Kong

MSc, PhD Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Research Interests: 

Environmental Microbiology; Biotechnology. Environmental microbiology, microbial physiology and ecology. Genetic regulation of survival and activity of micro-organisms in the environment. Molecular typing and detection of micro-organisms. Microbial degradation and transformation of environmental pollutants.


Selected Publications

Vermeulen, N., Keeler, W., Kanavillil, N., and Leung, K.T. 2007 The bactericidal effect of ultra violoet and visible light on Escherichia. J. Biotechnol. Bioeng. (Published Online:August 6, 2007, DOI: 10.1002/bit.21611)

Tian, M., Kanavillil, N., Davey, L., Leung, K.T., Schraft, H., and Chen, A. 2007. Direct growth of biofilms on an electrode surface and its application in electrochemical biosensoring. J. Electroanal. Chem. 611: 133-139.

Barnes, R., Leung, K.T., Schraft, H., and Ulanova, M. 2007. Chromosomal gfp labelling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a mini-Tn7 transposon: Application for studies of bacteria-host interactions. Can. J. Microbiol. (Accepted)

Leung, K.T.,Nandakumar, K.,Sreekumari, K.,Lee, H., andTrevors, J.T. 2006. Biodegradation and bioremediation of soil. In J.D. Van Elsas, J.K. Jansson, J.T. Trevors (eds.), Modern Soil Microbiology, 2nd ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 521-552.

Kanavillil, N., Keeler, W., Schraft, H., and Leung, K.T. 2006. Visible laser and UV - A radiation impact on a p-nitrophenol degrading Moraxella strain and its rpoS mutant. J. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 94: 793-802.

Watterworth, L., Topp, E., Schraft, H., and Leung, K.T. 2006. Persistence of various ERIC-genotypes of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in well water. Water Air Soil Pollution. 177:367-382.