Dr. Lijuan Yuan received her master’s degree in virology and immunology at the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Immunology, the Capital Institute of Pediatric, Beijing; her Ph.D. degree in virology and immunology at the Food Animal Health Research Program, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Ohio in 2000, and completed her post-doctoral training at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland in 2002. She was a Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. From July 2007-2013, Dr. Yuan was an Assistant Professor of Virology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. She received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in June 2013. Dr. Yuan has published 72 scientific publications, including 52 peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters, and 13 reviews. Dr. Yuan’s research has received national and international recognition. She serves on many NIH, USDA and NSF grant review panels and is an editorial board member for 7 peer-reviewed scientific journals. She received the International Professorship award from American Society for Microbiology and was awarded the title of Honorary Professor by Yunnan Agricultural University, China in the same year of 2009. She was the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2011. Her laboratory’s research projects are funded by NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and vaccine companies.