Ming Zhang

Ming Zhang | Editor

Affilation: Augusta University, USA

Ming Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA.  Dr. Zhang received MD from medical college of Wuhan University, followed by an Msc and Ph.D training in Pediatric infectious diseases from Tongji Medical University of China. Dr Zhang’s professional interests are in the area of pathogenesis of viral ocular infections, mainly in studying innate immune responses against cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections and exploration of minimally invasive treatment strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells and preserve the retina and vision.

Research Interest

The long term goal of my research program is to understand the pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections by using mouse models and organotypic retinal culture models. Our current work includes the investigation of the roles of autophagy and RIP kinases in innate immune responses and neuron death and exploration of minimally invasive treatment strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells and preserve the retina and vision.