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Rujuan Dai, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Rujuan Dai
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Animal Genetics, 1997
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China

MS, Animal Genetics, 1994
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China

BS, Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, 1991
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China

  • Gender difference in immunity and autoimmunity
  • Estrogen and Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EEDC) exposure on immune function
  • Genetic and epigenetic regulation of immunity and autoimmunity

2012–present
Research Assistant Professor

Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2005–2012
Research Scientist

Center for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2003–2005
Assistant Research Scientist

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

1998–2003
Postdoctoral Fellow

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

1996
Visiting Scientist

STAFF-Institute
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

1994–1997
Lecturer

College of Animal Science and Technology
China Agricultural University
P.R. China

  • Second Class National Technology & Innovation Award (as a member of research team), China, 2001
  • Recipient, National Award of Excellent PhD Thesis, China, 2001
  • Outstanding PhD Student Award, China Agricultural University, 1997