Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
Dahai Zheng received his PhD degree from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. He was under the supervision of Professor Genhong Cheng and Professor Hong Tang to study the role of PLP2 domain of mouse hepatitis Virus-A59 on the inhibition of type I interferon signal pathway. In 2008, he joined Professor Jianzhu Chen’s lab in Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre for postdoctoral training. He studied the repair mechanisms of lung after severe pulmonary damage induced by influenza virus infection. His studies revealed that bronchiolar club cells are the most important progenitors to generate new alveolar epithelium as well as new bronchioles after severe damages. The regeneration shared some features of embryonic lung development.
zhengdahai AT smart.mit.edu