Zhirong Jia 14th Lorne Infection and Immunity 2024

Zhirong Jia

EDUCATION Master’s degree of Medicine, Pathogenic Organism Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Sept. 2013 - Jun. 2017 Dissertation title: “Screening of the deltamethrin-resistant strain of Aedes albopictus and the study of its susceptibility to dengue virus.” Supervisor: Prof. Xiaoguang Chen Bachelor’s degree of Medicine, Preventive Medicine Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, China. Sept. 2008 - Jun. 2013 My studies included a 3-year course on clinical medicine in addition to a half-year of internship in a hospital to gain a basic understanding of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Plus a further, 1 year of course on preventive medicine, regarding the control of factors in life, at work, and in the environment that can cause diseases WORK EXPERIENCE Research Assistant Pasteur Research Pole, The University of Hong Kong. Sept. 2020 - Jun.2023 Supervisor: Sophie Valkenburg Worked on the production of common cold viruses and influenza virus, titration of viruses, mice vaccination and infection, monitoring and dissection, blood processing, detection of the reactivity of Abs from vaccinated or infected people with different medical backgrounds to multiple influenza and coronaviruses antigens using sVNT, ELISA and multiplex assay Research Assistant Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2020 Supervisor: Manlung Yeung Worked on the production of enterovirus A71 and D68 from molecular clones, mice challenging with EVA71 and EVD68, the production and screening of monoclonal Abs against EVA71 and EVD68, SARS-CoV-2 production and infection of multiple cell lines with the virus, detection of ACE2 and soluble ACE2 changes of the cell lines due to the infection with SARS-CoV-2 Research Assistant Tsinghua University. Sept. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Supervisor: Gong Cheng Coordinated the purchase and delivery of equipment and reagents, set up the mosquito rearing facility 1. J. ZR Jia, CW Tan, S. Cheng, HG Gu, A. Yeoh, C. KP Mok, YQ Wang, JC Zhao, N. Leung, B. Cowling, L. Poon, D. Hui, LF Wang, M. Peiris, S. Valkenburg, (2022) Priming conditions shape breadth of neutralizing antibody responses to sarbecoviruses. Nat. Commun., 2022 Oct 21;13(1):6285. 2. ZR Jia, ZZ Liu, XM Wang, T.Williams, PW Liu, XC Li, GY Yan, XG Chen, (2018) Screeningof the deltamethrin-resistant strain of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and the study of itssusceptibility to dengue virus. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 61(1):11-17.

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