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My research interests focus on neutralizing antibody discovery and antibody engineering against various infectious diseases, such as SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, EBV, CMV and HIV/AIDS, et al. In addition, I also aim to elucidate the fluctuation of B cell profile under disease conditions, especially HIV/AIDS. I have set up phage display and single B cell technics to fulfil my research goals, and am exploring more technical platforms, like constructing antibody library with large compacity and diversity, single-cell RNA-seq, et al. Furthermore, I am also working on translation of well-defined neutralization antibodies into clinical usage.

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Zhou D, Chan JF, Zhou B, Zhou R, Li S, Shan S, Liu L, Zhang AJ, Chen SJ, Chan CC, Xu H, Poon VK, Yuan S, Li C, Chik KK, Chan CC, et al. Robust SARS-CoV-2 infection in nasal turbinates after treatment with systemic neutralizing antibodies. Cell Host Microbe. 2021;29(4):551-63 e5.

Chu H, Hu B, Huang X, Chai Y, Zhou D, Wang Y, Shuai H, Yang D, Hou Y, Zhang X, Yuen TT, Cai JP, Zhang AJ, Zhou J, Yuan S, To KK, et al. Host and viral determinants for efficient SARS-CoV-2 infection of the human lung. Nat Commun. 2021;12(1):134.

Zhou R, Wang P, Wong YC, Xu H, Lau SY, Liu L, Mok BW, Peng Q, Liu N, Woo KF, Deng S, Tam RC, Huang H, Zhang AJ, Zhou D, Zhou B, et al. Nasal prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection by intranasal influenza-based boost vaccination in mouse models. EBioMedicine. 2022;75:103762.

Zhou D,Zhou R, Chen Z. Human neutralizing antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 prevention and immunotherapy. Immunother Adv. 2022;2(1):ltab027.

Tan Z, Chiu MS, Yang X, Yue M, Cheung TT, Zhou D, Wang Y, Chan AW, Yan CW, Kwan KY, Wong YC, Li X, Zhou J, To KF, Zhu J, Lo CM, et al. Isoformic PD-1-mediated immunosuppression underlies resistance to PD-1 blockade in hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Gut. 2023;72(8):1568-80. Gut. 2023;72(8):1568-80.

Zhou B, Zhou R, Chan JF, Zeng J, Zhang Q, Yuan S, Liu L, Robinot R, Shan S, Liu N, Ge J, Kwong HY, Zhou D, Xu H, Chan CC, Poon VK, et al. SARS-CoV-2 hijacks neutralizing dimeric IgA for nasal infection and injury in Syrian hamsters(1). Emerg Microbes Infect. 2023;12(2):2245921.