Dr. Wang Xiangru is the professor and supervisor for Master and Doctoral students in College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University. He is the core member of the Innovative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and also works as one of the main Principal Investigators in Key Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in Hubei Province and The Cooperative Innovation Center for Sustainable Pig Production in Hubei Province.
In July 2014, he obtained his Ph.D. in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from Huazhong Agricultural University. During his doctoral studies, he conducted collaborative genomics research at the National Human Genome Research Institute - Southern Center in Shanghai from March to September 2012. He also engaged in joint research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the United States from October 2012 to April 2014.
His current research focuses on the etiology, pathogenic mechanisms, diagnosis, and control of zoonotic diseases and major animal diseases. Specifically, he concentrates on the molecular mechanisms and processes involved in the invasion of the central nervous system by Pseudorabies Virus (PRV) and extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC), as well as the resulting neurological damage. He has carried out fundamental and applied research guided by molecular target exploration in pathogen-host interactions.
As a first or corresponding author, he has published over 60 research papers in renowned international journals such as Nature Communications, Clinical Infectious Diseases and PLOS Pathogens. He has held five granted national invention patents, and more than ten research projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 13th Five-Year Plan Key R&D Program, and the 14th Five-Year Plan Young Scientist Project. In 2018, he received the First Prize for Scientific and Technological Achievements Promotion in Hubei Province (ranking 6th out of 20).