Xiu-Feng (Henry) Wan, PhD


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 systems biology based translational approaches. Translational systems biology is an integrated, multi-scale, evidence-based approach that combines laboratory, clinical and computational methods with an explicit goal of developing effective means of control of biological processes for improving human health and rapid clinical application.

SystemsBio Lab

Academic Information

Curators’ Distinguished Professor


471D Bond Life Sciences Center
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

P. 573-882-8943

Research Interests

  • Influenza
  • Systems Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Virology
  • Immune Response to Pathogens
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Vaccine
  • Animal model
  • Genomics, Proteomics, and Glycomics

Areas of Expertise

  • Influenza
  • Virology
  • Microbiology
  • Vaccine
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Education & Training

2005 Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2003 Postdoctoral Fellow

Oak Ridge National University, Oak Ridge, TN

2002 MS

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

2002 PhD

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

1998 MS

South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong

1995 BS

Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award, Mississippi State University
  • 2016 Distinguished Seminar Speaker, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • 2014 Pegasus Faculty Research Awards, College of Vet Med, Mississippi State University
  • 2013 Superior Faculty Award, Mississippi State University
  • 2013 Faculty Leadership Award, Mississippi State University
  • 2012 Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, Mississippi State University

In the News


A full list of publications can be found on PubMed.