Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
University of Pittsburgh, USA
In 1983, She graduated from Dalian Medical College with Medical Degree from China and became a surgeon. In 1989, she graduated from Xian Medical College with Masterdegree in Pathophysiology in China. In 1992, she went to US and became a PhD candidate in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. In 1998, she received her PhD degree and have worked in the same department since. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. For the past twenty years, she has been working in the field of HIV-1 and Hepatitis C virus pathogenesis particularly in the areas of Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology and Vaccine development.
Mucosal vaccine development against HIV/SIV infection, Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)/HIV-1 transmission, HCV/HIV-1 genomic diversification following infection and host immune responses in HIV-1 and HCV mono-infection and coinfection individuals.