Ming Zhang

Associate Professor

Ming Zhang

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

Bio

My professional interests are in the pathogenesis of herpes ocular infections and exploration of minimally invasive strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells.

  • (706) 721-6772
  • (706) 721-6120
  • CB 2815

Education

  • Ph.D., Medical Clinical Sci /Graduate Tongji Med Univ, 1992

  • MS, Medical Clinical Sci /Graduate Tongji Med Univ, 1988

  • MD, Medicine Hubei Med Univ, 1985

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 8050

    Graduate Histology
  • ANAT 8120

    Cell Biology Techniques
  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • ANAT 9020

    Seminar in Cell Bio/Anatomy
  • ANAT 9010

    Seminar in Cell Bio-Anm

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Exosome production and its regulation of EGFR during wound healing in renal tubular cells., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cytomegalovirus Blocks Autophagy During Infection of the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, 2016
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • The role of RIP3 in innate immune responses and death of bystander cells during MCMV retinitis., 2015
    Other
  • Cytoprotective Role of Autophagy during MCMV Infection of RPE Cells or the Retina., 2014
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Interplay of autophagy and apoptosis during murine cytomegalovirus infection of RPE cells, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The primary objective of our research program is to understand the pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections by using mouse models and organatypic retinal culture models. Our current work includes the investigation of the role of autophagy, RIP kinases, inflammasome in innate immune responses and death of uninfected bystander retinal neuron

Professional Service

  • Journal of Ophthalmology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Antivirals, Antiretrovirals Research and Therapy 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Medical Research Foundation Grant 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Molecular Vision 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer