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Yang Lab

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.

 

2019 lab lunch  

Lab Lunch to celebrate graduation of Pragyesh and Marlene (May 2019)

 

 

 

 

  

 

Recent lab news

June 2019

Congratulations to Pragyesh for being selected as Kansas State University’s nominee for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Biological Sciences!

May 2019

Josh Spradlin won the K-INBRE Research Scholarship! Good job, Josh!

Josh Molina joined the Yang lab. Josh is a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Josh!

April 2019

Congrats to Marlene for the Dean of Student Life Outstanding Graduating Senior Award and the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award!

Pragyesh passed his Ph.D. defense. Congrats to Dr. Dhungel!

Anil Pant was selected to receive an American Society for Virology Travel Award to attend the 2019 ASV annual meeting in the Twin Cities, MN. Congrats to Anil!

Our manuscript "Asparagine is a critical limiting metabolite for vaccinia virus protein synthesis during glutamine deprivation" is accepted for publication in the Journal of Virology.  Congrats to Anil and Harry!

February 2019

Our manuscript "In vitro transcribed RNA-based luciferase reporter assay to study translation regulation in poxvirus-infected cells" is accepted for publication in JoVE.  Congrats to Pragyesh, Fred and Candy!

pt "In vitro transcribed RNA-based luciferase reporter assay to study translation regulation in poxvirus-infected cells" is accepted for publication in JoVE.  Congrats to Pragyesh, Fred and Candy!