11th World Congress on Virology and Infectious Diseases
South Dakota State University ,Usa
Dr.Xiuqing Wang received her Ph.D. degree in virology/pathobiology at the University of Connecticut. She did postdoctoral work in Dr. Stephen Dewhurst’s laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester medical center. Dr. Wang’s lab is primarily focused on viral pathogenesis, viral immunity, and vaccine development. The main research topic areas include the better understanding of the innate immunity against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and innovative approaches for novel vaccine development against these devastating diseases. We primarily use primary monocyte-derived dendritic cells and MARC-145 cells as an in vitro model system to study virus-host interaction and innate immunity. We are particularly interested in the role of type I interferon and interferon induced genes such as protein kinase R (PKR) in virus replication. We are also assessing the role of stress granules in PRRSV and PEDV replication.