Dr Rong Rong received her bachelor’s degree of Medicine in 1990 and earned her M.D. & Ph.D. of Medicine in 1998. She was a physician-in-charge at Shenzhen Red Cross Hospital before pursuing postdoctoral research at Emory University School of Medicine. She was a Senior Research Associate at Emory University Yerkes Primate Research Center before joining the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJLTU) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr Rong’s research encompasses the signaling pathways of autophagy & apoptosis and the autophagic regulation in viral infection. Her lab is currently focusing on the virus-mediated dynamic changes of m6A mRNA methylation profile and its relationship with virus infectivity and host immunity. She has published over 50 journal and conference papers including the papers published in Nat Neurosci, Oncogene and PNAS etc.
PhD, MD, Tongji Medical University
Associate Professor-XJTLU-2010 to present
Viral infection and host immune responses
Zhu J., Yang LY., Zhang Q., Meng J., Lu Z. and Rong R*. Autophagy induced by simian retrovirus infection controls viral replication and apoptosis of Jurkat T lymphocytes, Viruses 2020, 12 (4), 381; https://doi.org/10.3390/v12040381
AIDS Vaccine 2010 Conference
The 64th AALAS National Meeting 2013
Books, monographs, compilations and manuals
Rong, R., L. Luo, et al. Reproductive Immunology, 1998
Chapters, cases, readings and supplements
Rong, R., C. Shi. 2015. Simian Immunodeficiency Virus. In: Experimental Animal Infectious Disease: ISBN 978-7-109-19562-2, published by China Agriculture Press
AIDS Vaccine 2010 Conference. A unique autologous neutralizing antibody pattern is elicited in each subtype A and C HIV-1 infection but the hyper-variable domains are commonly targeted.
The 64th AALAS National Meeting 2013. Isolation and DNA characterization of a previously undescribed SRV isolate. Our result indicates that SRV/D viruses can evolve into various genetically different serotypes in their natural hosts, which may challenge SRV/D detection results.
Cold Spring Harbor Conferences (Ubiquitin Family, Autophagy and Diseases 2018): Autophagy Induced by Simian Retrovirus Infection Controls Viral Replication and Apoptosis of Jurkat T Lymphocytes
Co-Invesigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China 2017 (31671373)
Principle Investigator, Jiangsu University Natural Science Research Programme 2013 (13KJB180023).
Professional service activities
2013 - 2014 Member of the Department Student Progression Committee
2010 - 2014 Chair of the Department Student and Staff Liaison Committee
2013 - 2017 Chair of the Department Learning and Teaching Committee
2013 - 2017 Member of the University Learning and Teaching Committee
2013 - 2018 Member of the Department Final Year Project Committee
2017 - current Chair of the Department Progress Committee
2010 – 2011: Cell Structure and Function – BIO103
2011 – 2014: Biochemical Methods and Analysis – BIO102
2010 – 2014: Molecular Biology Principles and Techniques – BIO104
2010 – Present: Undergraduate Final Year Project – BIO303
2010 – Present: Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques – BIO205
2010 – Present: Microbiology and Virology – BIO203