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Dianjun Cao, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Virology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
PI: Dr. X. J. Meng

e-mail: djcao@vt.edu


Education

1993-1996 Ph.D., Molecular Virology
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Beijing, P. R. China
1989-1992 Master degree, Animal & Bird Immunology
North-East Agriculture University
Harbin, P. R. China
1985-1989 Bachelor degree, Veterinary medicine
Heilongjiang Bayi Reclamation Agriculture University
Mishan, P. R. China

Brief Bio

I am interested in molecular mechanism of RNA viral replication and pathogenesis, epidemiology of emerging or reemerging viral disease and development of vaccines against viral diseases. I had worked on the pathogenicity, immune protection mechanism and molecular epidemiology of Newcastle disease viruses in China. Then I came to the USA, and studied Rotavirus epidemiology, vaccine development and gene rearrangements in National institutes of Health. Currently, I am working with Hepatitis E virus replication and pathogenesis.


Professional Experience

2008-Present Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
2003-2008 Visiting Fellow
Laboratory of Infectious Disease
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
2001-2003 Senior Research Fellow
National Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology (NKLVB)
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Harbin, P. R. China
1998-2000 Associate Research Fellow
National Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology (NKLVB)
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Harbin, P. R. China
1996-1997 Assistant Research Fellow
National Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology (NKLVB)
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Harbin, P. R. China

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Virology (Full membership)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
  • Life member of Chinese Society of Biotechnology

Awards and Honors

  • Second Place Award for Scientific Advancement from Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science. 2000-27-307.
  • Third Place Award for Scientific Advancement from Harbin city. 2000-44-1.
  • Second Place Ministerial Award for Scientific Advancement from China Ministry of Agriculture. 1999-032024.
  • Excellent Paper Award. Poultry disease branch of Chinese Associate of Animal and Veterinary Science. 2000.