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Yongqun

Yongqun

University of Michigan Medical School, USA

University of Michigan Medical School
USA

Biography

He had his D.V.M. education at Jiangxi Agricultural University and my M.S. degree (Co-advisors: Professors Zhongzhi Zhang and Hanchun Yang) in Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Preventive Medicine at China Agricultural University in China. He obtained his professional assistant veterinarian license during his two-year employment at Beijing Xijiao Livestock and Poultry Company, Beijing, China. His training in Brucella research started in 1996 in Dr. Gerhardt Schurig’s immunology laboratory at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He obtained his Ph.D. in Dr. Schurig\\\\\\\'s lab in 2000. He then worked in the same lab as a postdoc for half a year. He obtained his M.S. degree (research advisor: Dr. Pedro Mendes) in computer science in Virginia Tech with a focus on bioinformatics in May 2002. After graduation he worked as a senior research associate for three years in Dr. Bruno Sobral’s group at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI). He joined UM in July 2005 as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in September 2011 (with tenure).

Research

Brucella vaccine development,Brucella pathogenesis, Comparative genomics, and Ontology development.