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- DEPARTMENTSchool of Biological Sciences Nebraska Center for Virology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- COUNTRY USA
I have nearly 2 decades of experience in studying HIV-1 pathogenesis, transmission and prevention. After earning my PhD degree from Beijing University Medical School in 1995, I worked in the University of Minnesota Medical School from 1995-2010 as a post-doctoral fellow, research associate, senior research associate, and research assistant professor (2008). In 2010, I moved to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an associate professor.My lab’s research is currently focused on the prevention of HIV-1 transmission through HIV vaccine and microbicide development and by studying the early events of SIV-rhesus macaque and humanized-BLT (bone marrow liver and thymus) mouse models. I have published extensively on HIV research, including one paper in Science and two papers in Nature and three papers in PNAS. I have active funding through the National Institute of Health with R01 and P01 grants. I am a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Virology, the Society for Mucosal Immunology, and the American Association of Immunologists; and I serve as editorial board members for nine peer-reviewed journals.