​Yanjin Zhang, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park


Yanjin Zhang, PhD

The Zhang laboratory is focused on several broad and related areas of research: (1) Molecular virology of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), Zika virus and others. 2) Viral pathogenesis and virus-cell interactions 3) Mechanisms of viral interference of host innate immunity - Interferon induction and downstream signaling 4)Development of effective vaccines and novel antiviral therapeutics.





  1. Nan, Y., Yu, Y., Ma, Z., Khattar, S.K., Fredericksen, B., Zhang, Y.J., 2014. Hepatitis E virus inhibits type I interferon induction by ORF1 products. J. Virol. 88, 11924–11932.