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Shi Zhengli


Shi earned her masters degree from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 1990. Later, she earned her PhD in France at the Montpellier 2 University while becoming fluent in French.


Director of Wuhan Institute of Virology

Coronavirus Research

CoV Research Timeline


In the wake of the 2002-2003 SARS-CoV outbreak, Shi and collegues found that bats are a natural reservoir of SARS-like CoVs.1)


In 2013, researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology published a paper saying that Dr. Zhengli Shi and EcoHealth Alliance's Dr. Peter Daszak found CoVs that were 95% identical to human SARS-CoV in Chinese horseshoe bats. Further, these CoVs “were able to use human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor for docking and entry.”2)

october 31, 2005 | Li Wendong et al including Shi Zhengli and Peter Daszak | Science (journal) | Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses |
December, 2013 | Manli Wang and Zhihong Hu | Virol Sin. (journal) | Bats as animal reservoirs for the SARS coronavirus: Hypothesis proved after 10 years of virus hunting | doi: 10.1007/s12250-013-3402-x
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