Lijuan Yuan is an Assistant Professor of virology and immunology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in immunology and virology from the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, in 2000; was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), from 2000 to 2002; and a Research Scientist and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Food Animal Health Research Program, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, Dr. Yuan became a tenure track Assistant Professor of virology and immunology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginai Tech. She received her first NIH R21 grant in 2005 and R01 in 2008. Her research uses gnotobiotic pig and epithelial cell line models to study mechanisms of immunomodulation of probiotics on immune responses to rotavirus infection and evaluate immunogenicity and protective efficacy of human rotavirus and norovirus vaccines. She is a Member of the American Society for Virology, American Society for Microbiology, and the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists. She was awarded an American Society for Microbiology International Professorship Award for Asia and an Honorary Professorship by Yunnan Agricultural University, China, in 2009. Dr. Yuan is an Editorial Board Member for The Open Veterinary Science Journal and The Open Vaccine Journal (Bentham Science Publishers). She is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for many journals, including Journal of Virology, Vaccine, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, BMC Microbiology, Viral Immunology, Virus Research, Virology, Archives of Virology, Pediatric Research, Animal Health Research Reviews, and Clinical and Experimental Immunology.
Biography Updated on 28 April 2010