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X.J. Meng, MD, MS, PhD

University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology, VMCVM
  • Professor of Internal Medicine, VTC School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens
X.J. Meng
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

CRC-Integrated Life Science Building (0913)
1981 Kraft Drive, Room 2036
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0913

PhD, Immunobiology, 1995
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

MS, Microbiology and Immunology, 1988
Virus Research Institute
Wuhan University College of Medicine
(formerly Hubei Medical College)
Wuhan, Hubei, PRC

MD, Medicine, 1985
Binzhou Medical College
Binzhou, Shandong, PRC

  • Molecular mechanism of viral replication and pathogenesis
  • Developing vaccines against viral diseases
  • Emerging, re-emerging, and zoonotic viral diseases
  • Human, swine, and avian hepatitis E viruses
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
  • Porcine circovirus
  • Coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2 and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus)
  • Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV1, TTSuV2)

2020-present
Director
Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens
Fralin Life Science Institute
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2013-present
University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2011-present
Professor, Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine
Roanoke, VA

2007-2013
Professor, Molecular Virology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2006-2017
Director

Virginia Tech NIH Post-DVM Training Program on Animal Model Research for Veterinarians

2006-2008
Director

DVM/PhD Dual Degree Graduate Program
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2003-2007
Associate Professor, Molecular Virology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1999-2003
Assistant Professor, Molecular Virology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1998-1999
Senior Staff Fellow, Molecular Hepatitis Section

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

1995-1998
John E. Fogarty Visiting Scientist, Hepatitis Viruses Section

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

1991-1995
Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

1988-1991
Research Associate

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences
Jinan, Shandong

1985-1988
Graduate Research Assistant

Wuhan University College of Medicine
(formerly Hubei Medical College)
Wuhan, Hubei

1984-1985
Medical Intern

Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical College
Binzhou, Shandong

  • American Society for Virology

  • American Society for Microbiology

  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases

  • National Academy of Inventors

  • National Academy of Sciences

  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences