Zhongguo Xiong

Zhongguo Xiong

Associate Professor

Degree(s)

  • North Carolina State University, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Kansas State University, Ph.D.
  • University of Florida, M.S.
  • China Agircultural University, Post-Baccalaureate
  • Huazhong Agricultural University, B.S.
Research

My research aims to understand the intricate interplays between viruses and their plant hosts during infection, mechanisms of plant resistance to viral infections, RNA virus evolution, and viral population genomics.

Interests

My research program aims to understand the intricate interplays between viruses and their plants hosts during infection and pathogenesis. Areas of research interests include gene expression and replication of RNA and DNA viruses, mechanisms of plant resistance to viral infections and resistance-breaking by RNA viruses, recombination and evolution of RNA viruses, and pathogenomics studies using the state-of-the-art resequencing microarray and high-throughput sequencing technologies

Teaching

MIC205A: General Microbiology