SCVD Faculty

Xue-Jie Yu, MD, PhD

Xue-Jie Yu, MD, PhDMy research interest is to understand the pathogenesis of obligate intracellular bacteria Rickettsia and Ehrlichia and host-pathogen interactions. My researches on Rickettsia are 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 survive inside phagocytes and cause persistent infection in animals.

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