Professor of Immunology
- Director of Research Centre for Biomedical Resources
- Director of Scientific Research Office, Beijing Youan Hospital, Capital Medical University
Professor. Yonghong Zhang received his D.Phil from Oxford University. He is currently a senior clinician in Beijing Youan Hospital and Associate Professor at Capital Medical University, Beijing.
Yonghong’s major interest is in anti-viral immunity and genetic association in virus infections such as influenza, HIV, HCV and HIV/HCV co-infection. Yonghong’s current work is focusing on IFITM3 genetic variant in association with severe influenza in China. He also showed evidence that the CTL driving pressure has a major effect on inter host HIV-1 viral diversity and probably represents a key element of viral control. In addition, Dr Zhang identified the immune mechanisms of HLA-B51-associated protection in HIV infection. As first author, he has published seven original papers in SCI-cited journals including Nature Communication, Journal of Immunology, Blood, Am J Respir Crit Care Med.