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Rong Rong

Senior Associate Professor

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Personal profile

Dr Rong Rong received her bachelor’s degree of Medicine in 1990 and earned her M.D. Ph.D. of Medicine in 1998. She was a physician-in-charge at Shenzhen Red Cross Hospital before pursuing postdoctoral research at Emory University School of Medicine. She was a Senior Research Associate at Emory University Yerkes Primate Research Center before joining the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJLTU) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr Rong’s research encompasses the signaling pathways of autophagy apoptosis and the autophagic regulation in viral infection. Her lab is currently focusing on the virus-mediated dynamic changes of m6A mRNA methylation profile and its relationship with virus infectivity and host immunity. She has published over 50 journal and conference papers including the papers published in Nat Neurosci, Oncogene and PNAS etc.

Research interests

Viral infection and host immune responses


Associate Professor-XJTLU-2010 to present


2010 2011: Cell Structure and Function BIO103

2011 2014: Biochemical Methods and Analysis BIO102

2010 2014: Molecular Biology Principles and Techniques BIO104

2010 Present: Undergraduate Final Year Project BIO303

2010 Present: Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques BIO205

2010 Present: Microbiology and Virology BIO203

2014 Present: Molecular Biology Techniques BIO113

BIO103 Cell Structure and Function

BIO102 Biochemical Methods and Analysis

BIO104 Molecular Biology Principles and Techniques

BIO205 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques

BIO203 Microbiology and Virology

BIO113 Molecular Biology Techniques

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, MD, Tongji Medical University

Person Types

  • Staff


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