Peking Union Medical College, PhD., 2000
Emory University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Postdoc, 2000-2007
My main research program is to investigate the molecular mechanisms that manipulate HIV persistent infection in the central nerve system (CNS) and to understand the risk factors that contribute to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Novel strategies are under investigation to directly target our newly identified signaling contributes to HAND and/or the reservoir establishment in CNS. In addition, we are developing approaches to screen the compound libraries for the ligands which specifically recognize latently infected immune cells for the eradication of HIV reservoirs.