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Dr. Gong Cheng

Tsinghua University, School of Medicine, China

Dr. Gong Cheng is a professor at Tsinghua University School of Medicine. He received the Ph.D. of Microbiology from Fudan University in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Cheng served as a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Dr. Cheng currently leads a research unit studying the pathogenesis and immune responses of arboviral infections in both hosts and mosquito vectors. Dengue, Zika and Japanese encephalitis viruses are areas of particular interest. Studies are directed at understanding the molecular basis of viral infection, virulence and transmission by animal and mosquito models.