Dr. Hualan Chen CV

Dr. Hualan Chen
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute (HVRI)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Address: No.427 Maduan Street, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150001, P.R. China
Phone: +86-451-51997168
Fax: +86-451-51997166

Educational background
Hualan Chen studied veterinary medicine as her undergraduate and graduate majors in Gansu Agricultural University, receiving her graduate degree in 1994. In 1997, she received her PhD from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). She performed three years postdoctoral research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States from 1999-2002.

Research Area
Hualan Chen is a young virologist whose research focus is the study of influenza and the development of vaccines against this virus. She was offered a professorship in 2002 at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of CAAS and was appointed as the Director of the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory. Hualan Chen has developed a series of vaccines for H5N1 avian influenza and over 100 billion doses of the vaccines have been used in China and other countries, including Vietmam, Mongolia, and Egypt. She also performs extensive basic research to understand the evolution and the genetic basis of the virulence and host range of H5N1 avian influenza viruses and has published many papers on avian influenza research in international, peer-reviewed journals, including Science, PNAS, PLoS Pathogens and Journal of Virology.

1.Q. Zhang, J. Shi, G. Deng, J. Guo, X. Zeng, X. He, H. Kong, C. Gu, X. Li, J. Liu, G. Wang, Y. Chen, L. Liu, L. Liang, Y. Li, J. Fan, J. Wang, W. Li, L. Guan, Q. Li, H. Yang, P. Chen, L. Jiang, Y. Guan, X. Xin, Y. Jiang, G. Tian, X. Wang, C. Qiao, C. Li, Z. Bu, H. Chen*(2013). H7N9 influenza viruses are transmissible in ferrets by respiratory droplet. Science 341, 410-414.
2.Y. Zhang, Q. Zhang, H. Kong, Y. Jiang, Y. Gao, G. Deng, J. Shi, G. Tian, L. Liu, J. Liu, Y. Guan, Z. Bu, H. Chen*(2013). H5N1 hybrid viruses bearing 2009/H1N1 virus genes transmit in guinea pigs by respiratory droplet. Science 340: 1459-1463.