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: yqiu at olemiss.edu

Graduate Students

Abhishesh Bajracharya

Graduate Student (joined in May 2020)

Abhishesh completed his B.Tech (Biotechnology) degree from Purbanchal University (Nepal) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. His research in the Qiu lab focuses on thermomorphogenesis in the model dicot Arabidopsis thaliana.

Contact: abajrach at go.olemiss.edu

Undergraduate Students

Karlie Grace

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2019)

Karlie is a senior 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 senior 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.

Eden Bayer

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in September 2019)

Eden is a sophomore 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. 

Caroline Clutton

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in January 2020)

Caroline is a senior 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. 

Bradley Hathaway

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2020)

Bradley is a junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing a B.A. in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Psychology. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school.

Gabriella Newton

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in August 2020)

Gabriella Newton is a junior at the University of Mississippi pursuing her B.A. in biology with minors in General Business and Chemistry. After college, Gabriella plans to attend medical school and one day open her own women’s health practice.

Suzanne Crull

Undergraduate Research Assistant (joined in October 2020)

Suzanne Crull is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi pursuing a B.A. in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology.  Suzanne plans on attending graduate school after graduation.

Alumni

Carol Marcel

Undergraduate Research Assistant (January 2020 – March 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. 

Allen Saffold

Undergraduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – March 2020)

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.

Karen Wong

Undergraduate Research Assistant (October 2019 – September 2020)

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.

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