Research Overview
  • Through a combination of computational and experimental approaches, we study molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. In particular, on HIV/AIDS epidemiological network and molecular evolution, disease transmission patterns, the impact of human immune responses on viral diversity, and viral modeling during disease transmission and progression.
  • Our expertise also includes protein simulation and modeling in deciphering virus high and low pathogenicity, and high-throughput genome discovery of human and virus RNAs.
  • Our research is generously supported by NIH-NIAID, UGA-OVPR, and UGA-CPH.

 

About PI

Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude) from Faculty of Mathematics, University of Gottingen, Germany, under a joint graduate program between Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA and University of Gottingen, Germany. She was a CNLS Postdoc Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining in UGA as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Epidemiology. She is also affiliated with Faculty of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Bioinformatics, and Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute at UGA.
Her highly cited papers, including the 2nd mostly cited research paper in Glycobiology, can be found here.

 

PI offered courses
  • Fall 2011 Instructor. "Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPID 4070, 3 credits. Required core course for Undergraduate degrees from College of Public Health)
  • Fall 2011 Instructor. “Cohort Study Analysis” (EPID 8010, 3 credits. Required course for PhD degree in Epidemiology) Spring 2012 Instructor. "Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPID 4070, 3 credits. Required core course for Undergraduate degrees from College of Public Health)
  • Spring 2012 Instructor. “Molecular Epidemiology” (EPID 8200, 3 credits. Selective course for PhD degree in Epidemiology)
  • Summer 2012 Instructor. “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPID4070, 3 credits. Required core course of Undergraduate degrees from College of Public Health)
  • Summer 2012 Guest Lecturer. “HIV Molecular Epidemiology" session for course “HIV Global Health” (EPID8050)
  • Fall 2012 Instructor. “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPID 4070, 3 credits. Required core course for Undergraduate degrees from College of Public Health)
  • Fall 2012 Instructor. “Cohort Study Analysis” (EPID 8010, 3 credits. Required course for PhD degree in Epidemiology)
  • Fall 2012 Guest Lecturer. “Computational Virology” session in course “Introduction to Bioinformatics” (BINF8001)
  • Spring 2013 Instructor. “Molecular Epidemiology” (EPID 8200, 3 credits. Selective course for PhD degree in Epidemiology)
  • Summer 2013 Instructor. “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPID4070, 3 credits. Required core course of Undergraduate degrees from College of Public Health)
  • Summer 2012 Guest Lecturer. “HIV Molecular Epidemiology" session for course “HIV Global Health” (EPID8050)
  • Fall 2013 Instructor. "Cohort Study Design and Analysis” (EPID 8010, 3 credits. Required course for PhD degree in Epidemiology)