Jun Tao joined the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) in February 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow. She obtained her medical degree from Sun Yat-sen University, China, and earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Hong Kong, with a focus on dietary behaviors and genetic factors in cancer etiology.
Dr. Tao is working with Drs. Aimée Kreimer and Jaimie Shing in IIB. Her research portfolio spans several facets of the etiology and control of infection-related cancer. This includes investigating the predictive value of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) antibody kinetics and risk scores for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and studying cancer trends in vulnerable populations such as individuals with human immunodeficiency virus and organ transplant recipients. Additionally, Dr. Tao plans to conduct research in human papillomavirus vaccine efficacy studies.