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.
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