People

Yongjian Qiu, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi (2019-)
Assistant Project Scientist, University of California-Riverside (2015-2019)
Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (2011-2015)
Ph.D., Washington State University (2011)
B.S., University of Science & Technology of China (2006)

Contact me: yqiu@olemiss.edu

Karlie Grace

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2019)

Karlie is a junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing a B.A. in biology and psychology. Currently, she aspires to work in the field of neuroscience and is considering going to school to be a physician’s assistant after graduation.

Chloe Grant

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2019)

Chloe is a junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing her B.S. in biology with minors in Spanish and Society & Health. After college, Chloe plans to pursue a Master’s degree in either public health or biotechnology.

Allen Saffold

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2019)

A.B. is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi pursing a B.A. in biology and minoring in chemistry. After graduation, she hopes to attend dental school.

Eden Bayer

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in September 2019)

Eden is a freshman at the University of Mississippi pursing a B.S. in biology and a minor in environmental studies. After her undergraduate studies, Eden hopes to attend medical school and aspires to become a medical missionary and provide healthcare to those who cannot afford traditional treatment. 

Karen Wong

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in October 2019)

Karen is currently double majoring in Biochemistry and Chinese in the Chinese Flagship Program. Upon graduating college, she plans to attend medical school to become a doctor who can help the non-English speaking Chinese community effectively communicate their needs while seeking medical treatment.

Abhishesh Bajracharya

Rotation Graduate Student (joined in December 2019)

Caroline Clutton

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in January 2020)

Caroline is a junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing a B.A. in Biology and minoring in Spanish and Chemistry. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school. She hopes to use Spanish to be able to communicate with patients who may not have a strong English-speaking background in order to provide effective medical care. 

Carol Marcel

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in January 2020)

Carol Marcel is a senior at the University of Mississippi pursuing a B.A. in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and English. After college, she is considering either medical school or graduate school. 

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