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Director of Infection & Immunity Dept.

Director of Infection & Immunity Dept.
Dr. Xiaoping Chen

Dr. Xiaoping Chen, received his medical degree (M.D.) in Clinical Medicine from Guangdong Medical College in 1980, M. Sc. in Infectious Disease from Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (SYSUMS) in 1988 and Ph.D. in Pathogen Biology from SYSUMS in 1998; and during his Ph. D. research program, he studied and worked at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA, USA) as a visiting scholar in 1997. Dr. Chen worked as a physician in the field of infectious disease at the Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College from 1980-1985, as a research assistant/associate, associate investigator and the director at the Department of Microbiology at Guangzhou Disease Control and Prevention (Guangzhou CDC) from 1988-1995; as an associate investigator, principal investigator and the director at the Department of AIDS Control and Prevention, the director at AIDS Research Laboratory of Guangzhou CDC from 1998-2004; as a visiting professor at SYSUMS since 2002. Dr. Chen joined Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), Chinese Academy of Sciences at beginning of 2004 as principal investigator at the Laboratory of Pathogen Biology and the director of Center for Emerging Disease/Center for Infection and Immunity, as a professor at the Department of Medical Biotechnology, a joint faculty of GIBH and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Since 2010, Dr. Chen has been the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, a joint state key lab of GIBH and Guangzhou Medical University. Dr. Chen is one of the pioneers in the studies of interaction between malaria and HIV/SIV infection, malaria and cancer, HIV protease inhibitors as antimalarial agents and Plasmodium-based AIDS vaccine.

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