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Guan Zhu

Professor

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Department: VTPB

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Education

  • Ph.D. Parasitology, University of Georgia 1993
  • M.S. Zoology and Parasitology, Zhejiang (formerly Hangzhou) University, China 1986
  • B.S. Biology, Zhejiang (formerly Hangzhou) University, China 1983

Scholarly Interests

Molecular biology, biochemistry and pathogenesis of parasitic protists; biosynthesis and metabolism of primary and secondary metabolites (lipids, carbohydrates, and polyketides, etc.) in apicomplexan parasites (Cryptosporidium, Eimeria and Toxoplasma); molecular interactions between parasites and host cells; DNA replication and regulations associated with the complex life cycle of apicomplexans; discovery and validation of molecular targets for the drug development against parasites; molecular phylogeny and evolution of apicomplexans; parasitic diseases in wildlife conservation (bobwhite quail).