• portrait of Kangmin Duan
  • Professor

    Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
    Oral Biology
    Room D35B — Dentistry Building
    780 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Tel: 204-272-3185
    Fax: 204-789-3913

Research summary

Dr. Kangmin Duan is a researcher in the field of bacterial pathogenicity and oral microbiome. His research program focuses on understanding how pathogens cause infectious diseases in humans and how they interact with the host and with each other in a microbial community. Dr. Duan's work also investigates the mechanisms of how bacterial pathogens become resistant to antimicrobial drugs. Through his research, Dr. Duan aims to explore new chemical agents and/or new ways to deal with infectious diseases.


Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine


  • Bacterial pathogenicity
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical microbiology
  • Oral biology
  • Oral microbiome
  • Pathogens
  • Antimicrobial drug resistance
  • Host-microbe interactions


Dr. Kangmin Duan is a professor and researcher in the field of oral biology and medical microbiology. He currently holds a position at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Duan is a scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) and a principal investigator in the Manitoba Chemosensory Biology Research Group (MCSB).

Dr. Duan employs a multifaceted approach that combines genetics, biochemistry, and multi-omics to investigate the intricate interactions of microorganisms with one another and with their host.

Dr. Duan has received a number of awards and honors throughout his career in recognition of his research and teaching efforts. Internationally acclaimed for his expertise in the realm of bacterial cell-cell interactions within microbial communities, Dr. Duan is committed to making meaningful contributions to the field of health science.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Calgary

Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales

Master of Applied Science, University of New South Wales

Master of Science, Northwest University (China)  

Bachelor of Science, Northwest University (China) 

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Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
D113, 780 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 Canada