Bing Pang, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Bing Pang, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1697 | Department: 336-713-1386


Education & Training

Bing Pang, Ph.D.

Bing Pang, Ph.D.

Instructor, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

immunology/allergy/inflammatio, infectious diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1697 | Department: 336-713-1386


Recent Publications

Murrah KA, Turner RL, Pang B, Perez AC, Reimche JL, King LB, Wren J, Gandhi U, Swords WE, Ornelles DA. Replication of type 5 adenovirus promotes middle ear infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae in the chinchilla model of otitis media. Pathog Dis. 2015;73(2):1-8.

Murrah KA, Pang B, Richardson S, Perez A, Reimche J, King L, Wren J, Swords WE. Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae causes otitis media during single-species infection and during polymicrobial infection with nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. Pathog Dis. 2015;73(5):.

Haas KM, Blevins MW, High KP, Pang B, Swords WE, Yammani RD. Aging promotes B-1b cell responses to native, but not protein-conjugated, pneumococcal polysaccharides: implications for vaccine protection in older adults. J Infect Dis. 2014;209(1):87-97.

Perez AC, Pang B, King LB, Tan L, Murrah KA, Reimche JL, Wren JT, Richardson SH, Ghandi U, Swords WE. Residence of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis within polymicrobial biofilm promotes antibiotic resistance and bacterial persistence in vivo. Pathog Dis. 2014;70(3):280-288.

Wren JT, Blevins LK, Pang B, King LB, Perez AC, Murrah KA, Reimche JL, Alexander-Miller MA, Swords WE. Influenza a virus alters pneumococcal nasal colonization and middle ear infection independently of phase variation. Infect Immun. 2014;82(11):4802-4812.

King LB, Pang B, Perez AC, Reimche JL, Kirse DJ, Whigham AS, Evans AK, Swords EW [sic] [Swords WE]. Observation of viable nontypeable haemophilus influenzae bacteria within neutrophil extracellular traps in clinical samples from chronic otitis media. Otolaryngology. 2013;3(4):.

Pang B, Hong W, Kock ND, Swords WE. Dps promotes survival of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in biofilm communities in vitro and resistance to clearance in vivo. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012;2():58.

Juneau RA, Pang B, Weimer KED, Armbruster CE, Swords WE. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae initiates formation of neutrophil extracellular traps. Infect Immun. 2011;79(1):431-438.

Weimer KED, Juneau RA, Murrah KA, Pang B, Armbruster CE, Richardson SH, Swords WE. Divergent mechanisms for passive pneumococcal resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in the presence of Haemophilus influenzae. J Infect Dis. 2011;203(4):549-555.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Hong W, Waligora EA, Juneau RA, Armbruster CE, Weimer KED, Murrah K, Lu H, Sprinkle A, Kock ND, Swords WE, et al. Direct evaluation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm mediators in a chronic infection model. Infect Immun. 2011;79(8):3087-3095.

Armbruster CE, Pang B, Murrah K, Juneau RA, Perez AC, Weimer KED, Swords WE. RbsB (NTHI_0632) mediates quorum signal uptake in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae strain 86-028NP. Mol Microbiol. 2011;82(4):836-850.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Mishra M, Swords WE, Wozniak DJ. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharide Psl facilitates surface adherence and NF-kappaB activation in A549 cells. MBio. 2010;1(3):e00140-10.

Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Weimer KED, Juneau RA, Turner J, Swords WE. Indirect pathogenicity of Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in polymicrobial otitis media occurs via interspecies quorum signaling. MBio. 2010;1(3):e00102-10.

Weimer KED, Armbruster CE, Juneau RA, Hong W, Pang B, Swords WE. Coinfection with Haemophilus influenzae promotes pneumococcal biofilm formation during experimental otitis media and impedes the progression of pneumococcal disease. J Infect Dis. 2010;202(7):1068-1075.

Reid SD, Hong W, Dew KE, Winn DR, Pang B, Watt J, Glover DT, Hollingshead SK, Swords WE. Streptococcus pneumoniae forms surface-attached communities in the middle ear of experimentally infected chinchillas. J Infect Dis. 2009;199(6):786-794.

Hong W, Juneau RA, Pang B, Swords WE. Survival of bacterial biofilms within neutrophil extracellular traps promotes nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae persistence in the chinchilla model for otitis media. J Innate Immun. 2009;1(3):215-224.

Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Dew KE, Juneau RA, Byrd MS, Love CF, Kock ND, Swords WE. LuxS promotes biofilm maturation and persistence of nontypeable haemophilus influenzae in vivo via modulation of lipooligosaccharides on the bacterial surface. Infect Immun. 2009;77(9):4081-4091.

Pang B, Winn D, Johnson R, Hong W, West-Barnette S, Kock N, Swords WE. Lipooligosaccharides containing phosphorylcholine delay pulmonary clearance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. Infect Immun. 2008;76(5):2037-2043.

Pang B, Hong W, West-Barnette SL, Kock ND, Swords WE. Diminished ICAM-1 expression and impaired pulmonary clearance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in a mouse model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema. Infect Immun. 2008;76(11):4959-4967.

Hong W, Pang B, West-Barnette S, Swords WE. Phosphorylcholine expression by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae correlates with maturation of biofilm communities in vitro and in vivo. J Bacteriol. 2007;189(22):8300-8307.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Bing Pang, Ph.D.

Bing Pang, Ph.D.

Instructor, Microbiology & Immunology

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