Jianguo Wu received his B.S. degree in microbiology and M.S. degree in virology from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Idaho, Moscow, USA, in 1992. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in molecular biology at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of infection, pathogenesis, and tumorigenesis caused by human viruses including HIV, HBV, HCV, influenza virus, and SARS-CoV; biological effects of viral proteins in association with cellular factors; and new approaches to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. He was a Lecturer at the Department of Virology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (1985-1986), a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, USA (1986–1989), a Research Associate at the Department of Bacteriology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, USA (1992-1993), a Research Staff Member at the Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, USA (1996–1999), a Senior Scientist at the Syngenta Research and Technology, San Diego, USA (1999–2002), the Director of the Molecular Biology Laboratory, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, USA (2002–2004), a Professor at the College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (since 2000), a Cheung Kong Scholar (Chair Professor of Virology) at the Ministry of Education of China (since 2000), the Director of the National Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (since 2004), and the Associate Director of the Chinese-French Liver Disease Research Institute at Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (since 2008).
Biography Updated on 20 May 2009