Dr. Yuan's Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Lijuan YuanLijuan Yuan, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Virology and Immunology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

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Current Lab Members

Guohua LiGuohua Li
Research Scientist, 2007-present


  • Post-doc at The University of Hongkong and The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Virology from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
  • MS in Molecular Virology from Capital Institute of Pediatric, Beijing, China
  • BS in Clinical Medicine from Jiangxi Medical College, China

Mariah WeissMariah Weiss
Laboratory & Research Specialist I, 2013-present


  • BS in Biology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Ke WenKe Wen
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2012-present.
PhD student, 2007-2011.


  • Ph.D. in Immunology and Virology from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MS in Plant Genetics from China Agricultural University, China
  • BS in Plant Genetics and Breeding from Hubei Agricultural College, China

Tammy BuiTammy Bui
PhD/DVM dual degree student, 2008-present


  • BS in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech

Xingdong YangXingdong Yang
PhD student, 2010-present


  • BS in Veterinary Medicine from Hunan Agricultural University, China

Shaohua Lei
PhD student, December 2013-present


  • MS in Biomedical Engineering, Hunan University, China
  • BS in Biotechnology, Hunan University, China

Ashwin Ramech
PhD student, July 2014-present


  • BS in Honours Biotechnology, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
  • MS in Medical Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Erica Twitchell
PhD student, August 2014-present


  • BS in Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • DVM, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • MS in Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Hong Tian
Post-doctoral visiting scholar (supported by Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences), 2014-present.


  • PhD in Agronomy and Clinical Veterinary, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, China
  • MS in Preventive Veterinary Sciences, Inner Gansu Agricultural University, China
  • BS in Agronomy, Inner Gansu Agricultural University, China

Guanhong Li
Visiting Professor, November 2014-present


  • BS, College of Animal Science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China
  •  MS, College of Animal Science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China
  •  PhD, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, China

Christine Tin
Undergraduate student, 2012-present


  • University Honors Biological Sciences, Class of 2016, Virginia Tech