Shu Zhang, Ph.D.
Dr. Zhang is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. McDonald's lab. Her research program is focusing on understanding rotavirus genome reassortment restriction by using a reverse genetic system.
Education and Training
- University of Georgia: Ph.D., Entomology
- Postdoctoral associate, University of Georgia
Awards and Honors
- Poster presentation in H.O. Lund Week at the Department of Entomology, Second Place, University of Georgia (2009)
- Poster presentation in H.O. Lund Week at the Department of Entomology, First Place University of Georgia (2005)
- Beck MH, Zhang S, Bitra K, Burke G, Strand MR. (2011). The encapsidated genome of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus integrates into its host Pseudoplusia includens. J Virol 85(22): 11685-96.
- Zhang S, Clark KD, Strand MR. (2011). The protein P23 identifies capsule-forming plasmatocytes in the moth Pseudoplusia includens. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 33: 501-10.
- Bitra K, Zhang S, Strand MR. (2011). Transcriptomic profiling of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus reveals host, tissue and stage-specific patterns of activity. Journal of General Virology 96: 2060-71.
- Johnson JA, Bitra K, Zhang S, Wang L, Lynn DE, Strand MR. (2010). The UGA-CiE1 cell line from Chrysodeixis includens exhibits characteristics of granulocytes and is permissive to infection by two viruses. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 40: 394-404.