Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan

Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan

Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan, Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Xuifeng (Henry) Wan


Dr. Henry Wan is Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology. Before joining Mizzou, Dr. Wan was an assistant, associate, and full professor at Mississippi State University (2009-2019), a senior service fellow in the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (2007-2009), and an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at Miami University (2005 to 2007). Dr. Wan’s long-term career goals are to understand how zoonotic pathogens (especially influenza A viruses) emerge and re-emerge at the animal-human interface and to improve the effectiveness of the influenza vaccines in disease prevention and control by developing and applying integrated, multi-scale, and evidence-based approaches that combining laboratory, clinical and computational methods. He has published more than 130 peer reviewed papers and his research has been supported by NIH, NSF, DOJ, and USDA. Dr. Wan identified A/goose/Guangdong/1/1996 (H5N1), the precursor virus causing current H5N1 bird flu threat, during his earlier graduate study in China.


  • PhD from Mississippi State University

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