Journal of Biology and Today's World

ISSN - 2322-3308

Xiaojing Yuan

Xiaojing Yuan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, Biochemistry
University of Maryland, United States


Xiaojing Yuan received his BS and MS degrees in Biology from Tsinghua University, with three years’ experience investigating olfactory memory formation in Drosophila.  He then joined Dr. Iqbal Hamza’s lab at University of Maryland, College Park, and obtained his PhD degree in Animal Sciences in 2012.  He is currently a Research Assistant Professor working on developing molecular and genetic tools to identify genes and pathways for heme transport and trafficking in eukaryotes. He has extensive experience using bacteria, yeast, Leishmania, mammalian cells and C. elegans as research models. Importantly, he is one of the core contributors to a high-throughput drug screen targeting heme transport in parasites.

Research Interest

Iron and heme metabolism, parasitology, high-throughput drug screening, molecular genetics, gene editing