Dr. Chang received her Ph.D at New York University and did her post-doctoral trainings at Yale University and Aaron Diamond AIDS research Institute, Rockefeller University. She worked at a start-up company, Osel, Inc. before joining Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Assistant Professor. Currently, she is Principal Investigator at Public Health Research Institute, and Associate Professor at Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Her research interests include the role of innate immunity, hormone, and microbiome in HIV pathogenesis and transmission, the interaction between HIV and human peritoneal macrophages, and development of nanographenes as anti-HIV therapeutics.
The role of innate immunity in sexually transmitted infection-mediated enhancement of HIV infection; HIV infection of human peritoneal macrophages.