Welcome to the Ding lab!

We are interested in studying how rotavirus, a medically important virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in young children, interacts with the host small intestinal epithelial cells.



Our Research Areas

(1) Molecular mechanisms of rotavirus replication and pathogenesis

(2) Virus-host interactions

(3) Innate immune signaling in the intestinal epithelium

Our Research Tools

  • Rotavirus reverse genetics system
  • Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen
  • Virus-host protein interactome
  • Viral RNA binding protein interactome
  • Interferon-stimulated gene screen
  • Human intestinal enteroids
  • Knockout and conditional knockout mouse models


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