Ming Zhang

Assistant Professor

Ming Zhang

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy


My professional interests are in the pathogenesis of herpes ocular infections and exploration of minimally invasive strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells.

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  • Ph.D., Medical Clinical Sci /Graduate Tongji Med Univ, 1992

  • MS, Medical Clinical Sci /Graduate Tongji Med Univ, 1988

  • MD, Medicine Hubei Med Univ, 1985

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • ANAT 8052

    Graduate Histology II
  • MEDI 5163

    Mod 4 Gastrointest & Nutrition
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary
  • ANAT 8051

    Graduate Histology
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • ANAT 9010

    Seminar in Cell Bio-Anm
  • ANAT 8050

    Graduate Histology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Exosome production and its regulation of EGFR during wound healing in renal tubular cells., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cytomegalovirus Blocks Autophagy During Infection of the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells, 2016
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • The role of RIP3 in innate immune responses and death of bystander cells during MCMV retinitis., 2015
  • Cytoprotective Role of Autophagy during MCMV Infection of RPE Cells or the Retina., 2014
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Interplay of autophagy and apoptosis during murine cytomegalovirus infection of RPE cells, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The primary objective of our research program is to understand the pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections by using mouse models and organatypic retinal culture models. Our current work includes the investigation of the role of autophagy, RIP kinases, inflammasome in innate immune responses and death of uninfected bystander retinal neuron

Professional Service

  • Journal of Ophthalmology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Antivirals, Antiretrovirals Research and Therapy 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Medical Research Foundation Grant 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Molecular Vision 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer