Additional Information

Zetao earned his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Southern Medical University at Guangzhou, China, under the mentorship of Dr. Shixing Tang studying HIV-1 replication mechanisms. His current research is focused on understanding Gag: RNA interactions resulting in selective genome packaging. He is also working on the impact of transcription start sites on the HIV RNA functions.

Areas of Expertise

1) retroviruses 2) HIV pathogenesis 3) virus assembly and replication 4) RNA packaging 5) cellular and molecular biology