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DBSP Research Faculty

Lei Zhou

Lei Zhou, PhD

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

e-mail: leosj@vt.edu


Education

2005-2010 Ph.D., Veterinary Molecular Virology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
China Agricultural University
Beijing, P.R. China
2000-2005 Bachelor degree, Veterinary medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
China Agricultural University
Beijing, P.R. China

Research Interests

I am interested in molecular mechanism of RNA viral replication and pathogenesis, epidemiology of emerging or re-emerging viral disease and development of vaccines against vial disease. I work on the pathogenicity, molecular epidemiology and immune protection mechanism of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, by using viral reverse genetic systems and animal models.


Awards

  • 2010 - Top10 excellent doctoral dissertation award in China Agriculture University
  • 2010 - Boehringer Ingelheim scholarship for excellent graduated students in College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2010 - Excellent paper and research award for Ph.D. candidates in China Agriculture University
  • 2008 - Award for best presentation of seminar in Key Laboratory of Zoonosis of Ministry of Agriculture
  • 2007 - Award for best presentation of seminar in Key Laboratory of Zoonosis of Ministry of Agriculture

Selected Publications

  1. L Zhou, JL Zhang, JW Zeng, SY Yin, YH Li, LY Zheng, X Guo, X Ge, HC Yang. 2009. The 30 amino acids deletion in Nsp2 of highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus emerging in China is not related to its virulence. Journal of Virology 83, 5156-5167.
  2. L Zhou, SX Chen, JL Zhang, JW Zeng, X Guo, XN Ge, DB Zhang, HC Yang. 2009. Molecular variation analysis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in China. Virus Research 145, 97-105.
  3. L Zhou, and H Yang. 2010. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in China. Virus Research 157, 31-37.
  4. Liu D, Zhou R, Zhang J, Zhou L, Jiang Q, Guo X, Ge X, Yang H. 2010. Recombination analyses between two strains of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in vivo. Virus Research 155(2), 473-86