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DBSP Graduate Students

Ke Wen

Ke Wen

PhD Candidate, Immunology and Virology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Lijuan Yuan

e-mail: wenke316@vt.edu


Education

Sept 2000-July 2003 Master Degree in Plant Genetics
China Agricultural University, China
Sept 1996-July 2000 Bachelor Degree in Plant Genetics and Breeding
Hubei Agricultural College, China

Brief Bio

My interest for my Ph.D. program is to investigate the mechanism of pathogenic viral infection and diseases and the host immune responses in the pathogenesis of viral diseases, and to design more immunogenic and efficacious vaccines using virus vectors or gene delivery systems to enhance the host immune responses and further study the virus-host interaction.


Research Project Involvement

  • Effects of probiotics on innate and adaptive immunity to rotavirus infection and vaccines in the gnotobiotic pig model of human rotavirus infection and disease.
  • Study the innate and adaptive immune responses to noroviruses to facilitate vaccine development.