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Dr. Phillip Wang

Where is he now?

Postdoctoral Researcher

Southern Nevada Water Authority,

Henderson, Nevada



Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 2022

M.A. Molecular Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 2017

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 2012

Research while at USC

Evaluating antibiotic resistance in anaerobic treatment systems for agricultural reuse.

Journal Publications (through time at USC)

  1. Wang, P., Smith, A.L. 2023. Emergence of Mobile Colistin Resistance Genes within Los Angeles County Wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

  2. Wang, P., Zarei-Baygi, A., Sauceda, C., Iskander, S.M., Smith, A.L. 2021. Long-term Surveillance of Wastewater SARS-CoV-2 in Los Angeles County. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

  3. Baygi, A. Z., Wang, P., Harb, M., Stadler, L. B., & Smith, A. L. 2020. Membrane fouling inversely impacts intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance gene abundances in the effluent of an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Environmental science & technology.

  4. Rice, E.W., P. Wang, A.L. Smith, and L.B. Stadler, 2020. Determining hosts of antibiotic resistance genes: A review of methodological advances. Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

  5. AZ Baygi, M Harb, P Wang, L Stadler, AL Smith, 2020. Microbial community and antibiotic resistance profiles of biomass and effluent are distinctly affected by antibiotics addition to an anaerobic membrane bioreactor.  Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 

  6. Harb, M., P. Wang, A. Zarei-Baygi, M. Plumlee, and A.L. Smith, 2019. Background antibiotic resistance and microbial communities in an urban aquifer influence advanced purified water after groundwater recharge. Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

  7. Zarei-Baygi, A., M. Harb, P. Wang, L.B. Stadler, and A.L. Smith, 2019. Evaluating antibiotic resistance gene correlations with antibiotic exposure conditions in anaerobic membrane bioreactors. Environmental Science & Technology 53(7), 3599-3609.

  8. P Wang, M Harb, A Zarei-Baygi, LB Stadler, AL Smith. 2019. Comparative analysis of intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance gene abundance in anaerobic membrane bioreactor effluent. BioRxiv, 702076

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