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Lijuan Yuan, PhD

Professor
  • Virology and Immunology
Lijuan Yuan
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Immunology and Virology, 2000
Food Animal Health Research Program
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

MS, Immunology and Virology, 1991
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Immunology
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Beijing, China

Diploma, Biochemistry, 1985
Beijing University
Beijing, China

Diploma, Pharmaceutics, 1981
Beijing Health School
Beijing, China

  • Gnotobiotic pig (wild type, gene knockout, and transgenic) model of human enteric virus infection and diseases
  • Mechanisms of probiotics' immune modulating effects on innate and adaptive immunity induced by virus infection and vaccines in the gnotobiotic pig model of human rotavirus infection and disease
  • Norovirus pathogenesis and immunity in gnotobiotic pigs and to evaluate norovirus vaccines and potential anti-norovirus drugs

2019–present
Professor, Virology and Immunology

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

2013–2019
Associate Professor, Virology and Immunology

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

2007–2013
Assistant Professor, Virology and Immunology

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

2002–2007
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Research Scientist

Food Animal Health Research Program
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, OARDC
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

2000–2002
Postdoctoral Fellow

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

1996–2000
Graduate Research Associate

Food Animal Health Research Program
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, OARDC
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

1993–1996
Visiting Scientist

Food Animal Health Research Program
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, OARDC
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

1991–1993
Assistant Research Fellow

Beijing Municipal Laboratory of Infection and Immunity
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Beijing, China

1988–1991
Graduate Research Associate

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Immunology
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Beijing, China

1986–1988
Research Assistant

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Immunology
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Beijing, China

1985–1986
Research Assistant

Research and Development Center for Infants and Children’s Food and Nutrition
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Beijing, China

1981–1983
Assistant Pharmacist

Beijing Thoracic Hospital
Beijing, China

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Mucosal Immunology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Phi Zeta, The National Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Virginia Tech Graduate School, 2017
  • Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, 2011
  • American Society for Microbiology International Professorship Award for Asia, 2009
  • Honorary Professor, Yunnan Agricultural University, China, 2009
  • Recipient, William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Research, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, 2001
  • Recipient, Phi Zeta, National Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine membership, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • Recipient, CRWAD Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, 1999
  • Recipient, Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 1999–2000
  • Recipient, Charles E. Thorne Memorial Assistantship, OARDC, 1999–2000
  • Recipient, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society membership, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • Recipient, Phi Zeta Student Research Award for poster presentation, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, at Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day, 1998
  • Recipient, First Class Award for "Molecular epidemiology study of VP4 and VP7 genotypes of rotaviruses circulating in China" from Beijing Scientific and Technologic Invention, Municipal Committee of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, 1994