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Rachel Bleich, Ph.D.

Microbiology & Immunology


UNC Chapel Hill – Pharmaceutical Sciences


Janelle Arthur, Ph.D.


Dr. Bleich is currently an Assistant Professor in biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC


Spring 2019 Principles of Biology – UNC Pembroke Fall 2019 Microbial Communities and Microbiome – UNC Pembroke


Wang J, Bleich RM, Zarmer S, Zhang S, Dogan B, Simpson KW, Arthur JC. Long-read sequencing to interrogate strain-level variation among adherent-invasive Escherichia coli isolated from human intestinal tissue. PloS one. 2021;16(10):e0259141. PubMed PMID: 34710159; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8553045; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259141.

Lopez LR- Bleich RM– Arthur JC. Microbiota Effects on Carcinogenesis: Initiation- Promotion- and Progression.. Annual review of medicine. 2021 Jan 27;72:243-261. PMID: 33052764. 

Bleich R.M., Arthur J.C. (2021) Microbiome and the Hallmarks of Cancer. In: Sun J. (eds) Inflammation, Infection, and Microbiome in Cancers. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer, Cham.