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X.J. Meng, MD, MS, PhD | Interim Executive Director

Professor of Internal Medicine, VTC School of Medicine
  • University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology, VMCVM
X.J. Meng, Interim Executive Director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute
Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech
Steger Hall
1015 Life Science Circle
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanism of viral replication and pathogenesis
  • Developing vaccines against viral diseases
  • Emerging, re-emerging, and zoonotic viral diseases
  • Human, swine, and avian hepatitis E viruses
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
  • Porcine circovirus
  • Coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2 and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus)
  • Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV1, TTSuV2)

Education

PhD, Immunobiology, 1995
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

MS, Microbiology and Immunology, 1988
Virus Research Institute
Wuhan University College of Medicine
(formerly Hubei Medical College)
Wuhan, Hubei, PRC

MD, Medicine, 1985
Binzhou Medical College
Binzhou, Shandong, PRC