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Jingrang Lu

Title: Biologist

EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division

EPA Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch

Jingrang Lu’s research has aimed at characterization of microbial community, and development of pathogenic bacterial detection methods and microbial source tracking methods in aquatic systems. More recently, he has focused on transcriptomic responses of pathogenic organisms, especially Legionella and amoebae, on disinfectants in drinking water systems. His research goal is to develop risk-based management decision-making tools in drinking water systems using transcriptomic analysis system of Legionella-amoebae for monitoring and risk assessment.


  • Ph.D. Microbial Ecology, Ocean University of China
  • M.S. Statistics, University of Georgia
  • M.S. Zoology, East China Normal University, China
  • B.S. Biology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience:

  • Biologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-present
  • Research Scientist, Premier Research Group, Chicago, IL, 2008-2009
  • Senior Research Associate of NRC, USEPA, ORD, NRMRL, Cincinanti, OH, 2004-2008
  • Research Scientist and Project Manager, Molecular Epidemiology Inc., Seattle, WA, 2004.
  • Research Associate Scientist, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998-2003

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • American Society for Microbiology

Select Awards and Honors:

  • USEPA STAA Award, Level I, 2010 USEPA
  • STAA Award, Level III, 2010
  • USEPA STAA Award, Level II, 2008
  • US EPA NRMRL Patent Application Filing Award, 2006
  • National Research Council Fellowship Award, research in US EPA, 2005

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:

Jingrang Lu
Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Telephone: 513-569-7177

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