Xue-jie Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology;
Center for Biodefence and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Seally Center for Vaccine Development
University of Texas Medical Branch
1.136D Keiller Building
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
Office: (409) 747-1786
Fax: (409) 747-2455
|Degree||Institution||Field of Study||Graduation Year|
|M.D.||Shandong Medical University, China||Medicine||1983|
|Masters||Chinese Academy for Preventive Medicine, China||Preventive Medicine||1988|
|Ph.D.||Universite D’Aix-Marceille II, France||Cellular Biology & Microbiology||1993|
My research interest is to understand the pathogenesis of obligate intracellular bacteria Rickettsia and Ehrlichia and host-pathogen interactions. My research on Rickettsia is to identify the virulence determinants of Rickettsia and to develop a vaccine for Rocky Mountain spotted fever and epidemic typhus. My research in Ehrlichia is to decipher the mechanisms of host immune evasion utilized by Ehrlichia, especially how Ehrlichia survives inside phagocytes and cause persistent infection in animals.