K.H. Kok is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong. He is interested in the host-pathogen interaction, specifically the host antiviral responses. In 2011, he identified a host antiviral protein that can optimally induce the production of type-I interferon, an indispensable primary antiviral response during early infection. He continues to investigate the molecular mechanism of the host defense signaling pathway in the context of influenza A virus (IAV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), Epstein-barr virus (EBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2014-2020||Full member||State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|2011-2019||Full member||Research Centre of infection and Immunity|
|2006-2020||Full member||American Society for Virology|
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