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Hua Zhu

Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Our laboratory studies two herpesviruses, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV). Our goal is to understand HCMV and VZV pathogenesis - specifically, how these viruses interact with host cells, replicate in and cause diseases.

HCMV infects approximately 80% of the adult population.HCMV is a major cause of infectious morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals, especially in AIDS and transplant patients. HCMV infection also is a leading cause of birth defects.

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See also: Academia Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Graduate medical school in New Jersey.

Details last updated 09-Jan-2020

Hua Zhu News

Lifespan of middle-aged mice increased by a third with telomerase gene therapy

CISION PR Newswire - 19-May-2022

Treatment used proprietary CMV vector which is able to deliver multiple genes into the nucleus


Viral-vector gene therapies could unlock healthy life extension in humans (LEAF) - 12-May-2022

Lifespan of mice greatly extended even when treatment only started at the equivalent of 56 years old


BioViva developing an anti-aging vaccine

Precision Vaccinations - 12-Dec-2018

Developing a virus to express several anti-aging and regenerative factors