Yongqun O. He

University of Michigan, USA

Yongqun O. He received his B.S. degree in veterinary medicine (equivalent to D.V.M. degree in the USA) in 1991 at Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China. After graduation, he worked at Beijing Xijiao Livestock and Poultry Company, Beijing, China, for two years, and during that period, he obtained his professional assistant veterinarian license. Oliver obtained his M.S. degree in infectious diseases and veterinary preventive medicine in 1996. He studied in 1996 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech.), Blacksburg, VA, USA, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in molecular immunology in 2000. He obtained the M.S. degree in computer science with a focus on bioinformatics at Virginia Tech. in 2002. After graduation, he worked as a Senior Research Associate for three years at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. He joined the University of Michigan Medical School in 2005 as an Assistant Professor and got his tenure in 2011. Dr. He’s research interests are host pathogen interactions, vaccine research and development, and bioinformatics. His primary wet lab research is focused on host bacteria interactions, fundamental vaccine mechanism analysis, and bacterial vaccine development. The primary bioinformatics research in his laboratory is to ontology development and application, literature mining, comparative genomics, and Bayesian network modeling. He is leading the development of the community-based vaccine ontology (VO) and the ontology of adverse events (OAE).

Biography Updated on 5 August 2013

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