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Bao Lin-lin

Professor of Animal Science

Professor Bao Lin-lin received her PhD in Veterinary Medicine from China Agricultural University in 2015. She is now the Director of the sub-centre for conservation of laboratory animals and zoonoses associated bacteria at the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science. 

Her research interests include research of animal models of respiratory infectious diseases (Influenza, MERS, SARS-CoV) and comparative medical research. Her group have developed the hACE2 mouse model and the rhesus monkey model of the novel coronavirus in the COVID-19 pandemic. A key research project studied the pathogenesis, transmission routes and invasion routes of SARS-CoV-2. 

A model of influenza co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 was also developed, and the sequential immune strategy was studied for the continuously produced variants of concern.