Xiaohong Zhou, O.D., Ph.D.

Research Summary

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Research Summary

Dr. Zhou is a scientist who specializes in the immunopathogensis of adenovirus keratitis. Her research addresses questions that range from the precise contributions of bone marrow-derived cells in the cornea to specific aspects of inflammation in adenovirus. Her work plays a central role in defining viral entry pathways in the mouse cornea infected with human adenovirus. In addition to obtaining independent funding from Alcon Research Institute, Dr. Zhou's work has been published in several prominent peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at multiple national and international conferences.

Selected Publications

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Menon BB, Zhou X, Spurr-Michaud S, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J, Gipson IK. Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis-Causing Adenoviruses Induce MUC16 Ectodomain Release To Infect Ocular Surface Epithelial Cells. mSphere. 2016 Feb 10;1(1)

Ramke M, Zhou X, Materne EC, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Resident corneal c-fms(+) macrophages and dendritic cells mediate early cellular infiltration in adenovirus keratitis. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Jun;147:144-7.

Singh G, Zhou X, Lee JY, Yousuf MA, Ramke M, Ismail AM, Lee JS, Robinson CM, Seto D, Dyer DW, Jones MS, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Recombination of the epsilon determinant and corneal tropism: Human adenovirus species D types 15, 29, 56, and 69. Virology. 2015 Nov;485:452-9.

Rajaiya J, Zhou X, Barequet I, Gilmore MS, Chodosh J. Novel model of innate immunity in corneal infection. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2015 Sep;51(8):827-34.

Mukherjee S, Zhou X, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Ultrastructure of adenovirus keratitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jan 6;56(1):472-7.

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1994: MD, Clinical Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, P.R. China
2002: PhD, Ophthalmology, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, P.R. China

Postgraduate Training

2004-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Glaucoma and Retinal Revascularization, Oklahoma Health Science Center


2001: Academic Scholarship Award, West China University of Medical Sciences
2006: Gene Anderson Award for Best Postdoctoral Paper, OU Vision Workshop
2007: Travel Award, ARVO Conference, National Eye Institute