Rong Fang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch
500 Clinical Sciences Building
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
Office: (409) 772-4817
|Degree||Institution||Field of Study||Graduation Year|
|Ph.D.||University of Mediterranee Medical College in Marseille, France||Pathogenesis of Transmissible Tropical Diseases||2003|
|M.S.||University of Qingdao Medical College, China||Molecular Biology||1999|
|M.D.||University of Qingdao Medical College, China||Clinical Medicine||1996|
|2008||“First Place” awarded at Pathology Trainee Research Session, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston|
|2008||“Travel Award”awarded by Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston|
|2007||“Travel Award” awarded by American Society for Rickettsiology|
|2006||“Travel Award” awarded by McLaughlin Grant|
Dr. Fang’s research interests focus on understanding of the immune regulatory mechanisms involved in the inability of the host defense system to control systemic infection with intracellular bacteria, such as rickettsiae. She is specifically interested in studying how dendritic cells mediate a defective innate immune response and a suppressed effector T cell response which lead to overwhelming infection in fatal acute spotted fever rickettsiosis. Her current research had explored the role of T regulatory cells in rickettsial infection in vivo and in vitro by using mouse models.