Jingyou “Jay” Yu, Ph.D.Post-Doctoral Fellow
Originally from Changde, China, Jingyou obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from China Agricultural University. He further earned his master’s degree in Microbiology from the State key laboratory of virology in Wuhan University. In 2013, he joined Dr. Shan-Lu Liu’s lab in the Ohio State University as a PhD student, characterizing the interactions between host innate immune responses and viral infections, with particular interests in elucidating how interferon stimulated proteins such as IFITMs modulate HIV and ZIKV infection. In 2019, he joined the Barouch lab as a postdoctoral fellow, with special research interests in developing HIV reservoir eradication strategies as well as novel vaccine candidates against mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.