Qingke Kong

Research Associate Professor

Curtiss-Clark Curtiss Labs
Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL  32611-0880
FAX 352-392-9704


  • Qingke Kong received his PhD from Nankai University, China in 2004.

Research Interests

  • to develop attenuated live Salmonella vaccine and naturally generate nano-particle vaccines to prevent multiple enteric bacterial infections via remodeling Salmonella outer membrane to maximally expose the conserved outer membrane proteins to the host immune systems by genetic manipulation of Salmonella.
  • to extend our technologies to construct live Salmonella to deliver polysaccharide from specific Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens, and to explore a cheap, easy way to deliver polysaccharide-based vaccines for children and elderly populations, while achieving strong induction of memory and protective immunity.
  •  to determine in situ structure of the intact injectisome by genetic manipulation combined with high-throughput cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET). This work is done in collaboration with Dr. Jun Liu and Dr. Bo Hu at the University of Texas.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here