Dr. Ling is an Associate Professor in the Division of Comparative Pathology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at School of Medicine of Tulane University. Dr. Ling obtained her M.D. from Medical College of Nanchang University, her M.S. and Ph.D. from Peking University Health Science Center. Research in the Ling Laboratory focuses on investigation of persistent HIV tissue reservoirs, development of preventive and therapeutic strategies for prevention, or a cure using a model of SIV/SHIV infection in rhesus macaques of Chinese origin. Recently her research also involves in HIV/mucosal microbiota and HIV/aging in a nonhuman primate model. She has over 15 years of experience in nonhuman primate models of HIV/AIDS and her research is supported by NIH grants funding. She has served for grants review for NIH and other organizations. She participates in training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the university.