Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Dianjun Cao, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Molecular Virology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

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

Research Interests

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
    Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • 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.