Department of Infectious Diseases
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ross Lab
Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in preventive veterinary medicine and M.S. in clinical veterinary medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Yangzhou University. Additionally, he also holds a B.A. in veterinary medicine, which he obtained in 2007. Since graduating, Dr. Zhang has held a number of positions at research institutions and private industry. Dr. Zhang spent time working as a scientist in the Department of Biological Discovery at Crown Bioscience Inc. before continuing his work in the United States. Dr. Zhang then conducted research in the Department of Basic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. After that, Dr. Zhang was conducting research on influenza A viruses in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri. Dr. Zhang has spent years investigating issues related to the pathogenesis, transmission, and antigenicity of influenza A viruses. Currently, Dr. Zhang is conducting research on developing a universal influenza vaccine at the Center for Vaccines and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.
- The interaction between influenza virus and hosts
- The immunologic mechanism of influenza virus infection and vaccination
- The development of a universal vaccine against influenza