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Kai Xu, PhD
Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University
350 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Professional Training and Experience

• PhD, Neuroscience Program, Cornell University Medical College
• Postdoc, Structural Biology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute
• Postdoc, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
• Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

• Structure-based vaccine research and antibody drug development
• Protective humoral immune response against HIV, coronavirus, paramyxovirus
and malaria
• Entry mechanism of emerging and zoonotic infectious pathogens
• Eph receptor-tyrosine-kinase mediated signaling in cancer and viral infection

Selected Awards and Honors

• 2019 NIAID Merit Awards
• 2019 MSC Award for Excellence in HIV-1 Vaccine Research