Xiu-Feng “Henry” Wan
Curators' Distinguished Professor
471D Bond Life Sciences Building
Henry Wan is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering and computer science, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology, and professor of veterinary pathobiology at the University of Missouri. Before joining Mizzou, 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 in Atlanta (2007-2009) and an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at Miami University (2005 to 2007). 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. 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