Short CV/Education and training

Previous Positions

  • 1987 – 1992
    Research assistant, Chinese, Academy of Science (CAS), XinJiang, China

  • 1992 – 1993
    Research associate, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), XinJiang, China

  • 1993 – 1998
    Research assistant, Molecular Immunology Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Univ. of Oxford, UK

  • 1998 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Research scientist, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford, UK

  • 2004 – 2010
    Group leader (joint with Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones), MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford, UK

Present Position

  • Professor of Immunology, Group Leader, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford University

  • Founding Director (Oxford), CAMS-Oxford joint international Centre for Translational Immunology

  • Visiting Professor and Honorary Director, Centre for Biomedical Resources and Laboratory, Beijing You An Infectious Disease Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

  • Visiting Professor and Honorary Director, Radiation/Tumour Immunology Laboratory, XinJiang Tumour Hospital, XingJiang Medical University, China

Selected publications

  • ZHANG Y, MAKVANDI-NEJAD S, QIN L, ZHAO Y, ZHANG T, WANG L, REPAPI E, TAYLOR S et al.2015. Interferon-induced transmembrane protein-3 rs12252-C is associated with rapid progression of acute HIV-1 infection in Chinese MSM cohort. AIDS,29(8),pp. 889-894.

  • ZHANG H, HAN X, ZHAO B, AN M, WANG Z, JIANG F, XU J, ZHANG Z, DONG T, SHANG H. 2015. Multilayered HIV-1 gag-specific T-cell responses contribute to slow progression in HLA-A*30-B*13-C*06-positive patients. AIDS, 29 (9), pp. 993-1002.

  • JAYASOORIYA S, DE SILVA TI, NJIE-JOBE J, SANYANG C, LEESE AM, BELL AI, MCAULAY KA, YANCHUN P, LONG HM, DONG T, WHITTLE HC, RICKINSON AB, ROWLAND-JONES SL, HISLOP AD, FLANAGAN KL . 2015. Early virological and immunological events in asymptomatic Epstein-Barr virus infection in African children. PLoS Pathog, 11 (3), pp. e1004746.

  • PENG Y, WANG B, TALAAT K, KARRON R, POWELL TJ, ZENG H, DONG D, LUKE CJ, MCMICHAEL A, SUBBARAO K, DONG T. 2015. Boosted Influenza-Specific T Cell Responses after H5N1 Pandemic Live Attenuated Influenza Virus Vaccination. Front Immunol, 6 (JUN), pp. 287.

  • ZHANG YH, ZHAO Y, LI N, PENG YC, GIANNOULATOU E, JIN RH, YAN HP, WU H, LIU JH, LIU N, WANG DY, SHU YL, HO LP, KELLAM P, MCMICHAEL A, DONG T . 2013. Interferon-induced transmembrane protein-3 genetic variant rs12252-C is associated with severe influenza in Chinese individuals. Nat Commun, 4 pp. 1418.

  • ZHAO Y, ZHANG YH, DENNEY L, YOUNG D, POWELL TJ, PENG YC, LI N, YAN HP, WANG DY, SHU YL, KENDRICK Y, MCMICHAEL AJ, HO LP, DONG T . 2012. High levels of virus-specific CD4+ T cells predict severe pandemic influenza A virus infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 186 (12), pp. 1292-1297.

  • RAJAPAKSA US, LI D, PENG YC, MCMICHAEL AJ, DONG T, XU XN. 2012. HLA-B may be more protective against HIV-1 than HLA-A because it resists negative regulatory factor (Nef) mediated down-regulation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109 (33), pp. 13353-13358.

  • WILKINSON TM, LI CK, CHUI CS, HUANG AK, PERKINS M, LIEBNER JC, LAMBKIN-WILLIAMS R, GILBERT A, OXFORD J, NICHOLAS B, STAPLES KJ, DONG T, DOUEK DC, MCMICHAEL AJ, XU XN . 2012. Preexisting influenza-specific CD4+ T cells correlate with disease protection against influenza challenge in humans. Nat Med,18(2), pp. 274-280.

  • POWELL TJ, FOX A, PENG Y, QUYNH MAI LET, LIEN VT, HANG NL, WANG L, LEE LY, SIMMONS CP, MCMICHAEL AJ, FARRAR JJ, ASKONAS BA, DUONG TN, THAI PQ, THU YEN NT, ROWLAND-JONES SL, HIEN NT, HORBY P, DONG T .2012.Identification of H5N1-specific T-cell responses in a high-risk cohort in vietnam indicates the existence of potential asymptomatic infections. J Infect Dis,205(1),pp. 20-27.

  • ZHANG Y, PENG Y, YAN H, XU K, SAITO M, WU H, CHEN X, RANASINGHE S, KUSE N, POWELL T, ZHAO Y, LI W, ZHANG X, FENG X, LI N, LELIGDOWICZ A, XU X, JOHN M, TAKIGUCHI M, MCMICHAEL A, ROWLAND-JONES S, DONG T .2011.Multilayered Defense in HLA-B51-Associated HIV Viral Control JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 187(2),pp. 684-691.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • To define the impact of IFTIM3 genetic variation on Influenza virus infection, immune responses and disease outcome

  • To identify the immune correlates of Hepatitise Virus B infection, and the immunological and molecular markers indicative of early hepatocellular carcinoma

  • To identify the factors determining functional avidity and anti-viral efficacy of antigen specific T cells

Media coverage

  • Podcast: Meet our Researchers: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/tao-dong-infectious-diseases-in-china

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