After obtaining a BS degree in Chemistry in Peking University in China in 2001, Dr. Pan was recruited in a PhD program in Biochemistry in the University of Pennsylvania in the US and obtained his PhD in 2007, which was followed by a brief period (about 1 year) of postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Pan conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, where his research was focused on herpes simplex virus pathogenesis and latency. Dr. Pan was recruited by Zhejiang University School of Medicine in October 2015. He is now a professor in the Department of Pathogenic Microbiology and a principle investigator in the State Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases. He has published research papers in Cell Host Microbe，PNAS，Mol Cell，Nat Struct Mol Biol，J Infect Dis，J Virol, J Biol Chem, etc as the first author, and many more as co-authors. He has also acquired a United States patent. Now his research is focused on molecular mechansms of herpes simplex virus pathogenesis, latency, immune evasion and drug resistance, and is aimed at developing new antiviral therapeutics.
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics