Rao Zihe

Rao Zihe

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor of Tsinghua University
Distinguished Professor of ShanghaiTech 
University, former President of Nankai 
University, former President of International 
Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics 
Education and Work Experience
    Prof. Rao is mainly engaged in the research on the structure and function of new and recurrent infectious disease pathogens, as well as the development of new drugs. He has made significant contribution in virus infection, replication and assembly of SARS coronavirus, avian influenza virus, hepatitis A virus particle structure, herpes virus, African swine fever virus, and in structural and functional studies of the energy and metabolites transport, drug resistance and cell wall synthesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.