Yuan Laboratory: Lab Members

Lijuan Yuan, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Virology and Immunology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Current Lab Members

Guohua 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 Weiss

Laboratory & Research Specialist I
2013 – Present


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

Ke Wen

Postdoctoral Research Associate
2012 – Present
PhD student
2007 – 2011


  • Ph.D. in Immunology and Virology from Virginia-Maryland 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 Bui

PhD/DVM dual degree student
2008 – Present


  • BS in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech

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

Christine Tin

Undergraduate student
2012 – Present


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