Qizhi Gong, PhD

Position Title
Department of Cell Biology & Human Anatomy

3418 Tupper Hall

Research Interests: The Gong lab focuses on understanding the innate immune capacity of the olfactory neuroepithelium. The constant exposure of environmental pathogens and the direct neuronal connections with the brain make the olfactory mucosa a critical site for viral invasion into the CNS. The lab uses a wide range of techniques, from mouse genetics, tissue culture, molecular and genomic approaches, to investigate pathogen-olfactory mucosa interactions.