Zheng Xing, PhD

Zheng Xing

Contact Info

zxing@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-5392

Fax 612-626-5142

Lab Phone 612 625 8273

Mailing Address:
300D Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California at Berkeley

PhD, Cornell University


Summary

Research interests in our laboratory are focused on studying the regulation of host responses to viruses, especially those causing emerging infectious diseases in animals and human, and elucidating the mechanism of host-virus interaction and viral pathogenesis. The pathogens studied in our lab include members of orthomyxoviruses, bunyaviruses, and flavivirus such as avian and swine influenza viruses, novel Heartland virus and SFTS bunyavirus, and Zika virus. Our two major foci are 1) characterization of novel immune evasion mechanisms by bunyaviruses and flavivirus, and 2) regulation of host responses to avian and swine Influenza viruses.

Expertise

Viral Immunology; Molecular Virology; Host-Virus interaction, Emerging Zoonotic Viruses 

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Research interests in our laboratory are focused on studying the regulation of host responses to viruses, especially those causing emerging infectious diseases in animals and human, and elucidating the mechanism of host-virus interaction and viral pathogenesis. The pathogens studied in our lab include members of orthomyxoviruses and bunyaviruses such as avian and swine influenza viruses and novel bunyaviruses. Our two major foci are 1) characterization of novel immune evasion mechanisms by Bunyaviruses, and 2) regulation of host responses to avian and swine Influenza viruses.

Publications

Teaching

Courses

  • HSEM2635H Honors Program Seminar
  • CMB8202 Mechanisms of Animal Health and Diseases
  • VBS2032 General Microbiology