Yuan Laboratory in the News

  • Virginia Governor’s School student Christine Flora’s research project in Yuan Lab titled “Assessing Rice Bran’s Protective Efficacy Against Porcine Rotavirus Infection in IPEC-J2 Cells” won three blue ribbons and her a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May 2017 (Roanoke Times).
  • Dr. Lijuan Yuan was invited among fifteen of the world's leading rotavirus researchers to give a talk at the "Symposium on Rotavirus Human Immunology: Advancing Science, Decreasing Disease" at the University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center in Burlington, Vermont on May 15-16, 2017. Yuan's talk was titled "The role of T cells in rotavirus inducted protective immunity: Lessons from a gnotobiotic pig model of human rotavirus diarrhea." (UVM News PDF)
  • Lijuan Yuan won a 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award from the Graduate School at Virginia Tech. It is the Graduate School's first outstanding mentor awards to professors, one from each college nominated by graduate students and faculty across the university. (VT News).
  • Graduate Student Shaohua Lei from Yuan lab won the 2016-2017 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Graduate School at Virginia Tech (VMCVM News).
  • Lijuan Yuan gains rotavirus research experience during sabbatical in Australia (VMCVM News).
  • Lijuan Yuan won the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12 grant for research in global health and development from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (GCGH News and VT News).
  • Graduate students Ashwin Ramesh and Erica Twitchell from Yuan lab won Outstanding Ph.D. Student Poster award at 27th Annual Research Symposium on Thursday, March 17, 2016 (VMCVM News).
  • Undergraduate student Christine Tin was among three Virginia Tech students who were awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year (VT News).
  • Undergraduate student in Yuan lab Christine Tin was among three students to present their work at the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (VT News).
  • Yuan laboratory hosts Fulbright Scholar Ernawati Giri Rachman from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia (Fulbright News).
  • Lijuan Yuan was honored with Pfizer award at veterinary college's 2011 Research Symposium (VT News).
  • Lijuan Yuan was hired as Assistant Professor of Virology in 2007 at Virginia Tech as part of the cluster hires supporting the host-pathogen-environment interaction (HPEI) research focus (VT News).