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THE YANG LABORATORY
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
317 Ackert Hall (Office)
411 Ackert Hall (Lab)

Phone (lab): 785-532-6152
phone(office):785-532-3062
Email:zyang@ksu.edu 

WELCOME TO THE YANG LAB

The Yang Lab studies virus, the most abundant organism on earth. Viruses infect all cellular life and they are the best cell biologists. Many viruses cause deadly diseases in human, other animals and plants. We are particularly interested in poxviruses. Poxviruses comprise a large family of viruses with large, linear DNA genomes. Smallpox, the deadliest viral disease in human history, is caused by variola, a member of poxviruses. Poxviruses also cause many other currently endemic human and animal diseases, for example, monkeypox, cowpox and Molluscum contagiosum. Poxviruses are becoming more widely developed to prevent or treat many infectious diseases and cancers.

We welcome prospective undergraduate student, graduate student and postdoc researcher to contact Zhilong Yang (zyang at KSU.edu) for possible research opportunity.

 

The Yang lab ASV 2017  

At the American Society for Virology (ASV) 36th Annual Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 24-28, 2017. From the left, Chen, Anil, Julhahur, Pragyesh, Zhilong

 

 

 

 

  

 

Recent lab news

September 2018

First BioRxiv deposit from the Yang Lab

Pant A, Cao S, Yang Z, Asparagine availability is an essential limiting factor for poxvirus protein synthesis, bioRxiv


August 2018

Congratulations to Yanan for a successful thesis defense for her Master degree!

May 2018

Anil received the XXII International Poxvirus, Asfarvirus and Iridovirus Conference travel award, the Kansas State university Graduate Student Council travel award and the College of Arts and Sciences Travel grant to attend the poxvirus meeting 2018. Congrats!

Pragyesh received the XXII International Poxvirus, Asfarvirus and Iridovirus Conference travel award, the Kansas State university Graduate Student Council travel award and the College of Arts and Sciences Travel grant to attend the poxvirus meeting 2018. Congrats!

Pragyesh was awarded the 2018 Johnson Cancer research Center Graduate Student Summer Stipend. Congrats!

Shuai Cao was awarded the 2018 American Society for Virology Annual Meeting Travel Award and a Johnson Cancer Center travel award to attend the ASV meeting to be held in University of Maryland-College Park, MD in July. Congrats!

Yanan Zhou won the 2018 American Society for Virology Annual Meeting Travel Award, the Kansas State university Graduate Student Council travel award and the College of Arts and Sciences Travel grant to attend the ASV meeting to be held in University of Maryland-College Park, MD in July. Congrats!

April 2018

Pragyesh won the Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and L. Evans Roth Award for Graduate Student Research in Cellular, Molecular or Developmental Biology. Congrats!

Our manuscript "Simultaneous and systematic analysis of cellular and viral gene expression during Enterovirus 71-induced host shutoff" was accepted for publication in Protein Cell.