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DBSP Graduate Students

Yanyan Ni

Yanyan Ni

PhD Candidate, Molecular Virology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng

e-mail: nyy7@vt.edu


2002-2007 Bachelor’s Degree, Veterinary Medicine
China Agricultural University
Beijing, China

Brief Bio

I’m a girl from China. I have great interests in molecular and immunology. Studying in reverse genetics to explore the mystery of genes really a very attractive thing. Besides academic field, I have a lot of personal hobbies like piano, singing and swimming.

Research Project Involvement

  • VR2385 infectious clone – Construct the complete cDNA infectious clone of PRRSV VR2385.
  • Molecular breeding of PRRSV GP5 – Molecular breeding of PRRSV and PRRSV immunogens through DNA shuffling to produce chimeric viruses and immunogens representing known genetic diversity as candidate vaccine.