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Zetao Cheng, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program


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

HIV Pathogenesis
Virus Assembly And Replication
RNA Packaging
Cellular And Molecular Biology